Antarctica is called a desert due to its low precipitation, which is primarily snow. Annually, the coastal regions receive about 200mm, while in the mountains and East Antarctica plateau can get less than 50mm. Due to the low average annual temperatures of -50oC there is less evaporation than a hot desert so the snow has built up over the years. There are also strong winds of up to 200mph.
These worksheets help students develop their discriptive, sensory and research skills as well as look into the problems caused by the increasintg number of tourists visiting the area. Ways to reduce these impacts are disgust in addition as to whether the students think Antarctica should be protected or not.