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Explorers and Adventurers

Are you ready for a fascinating, thrilling adventure, full of action and excitement?


Have you ever dreamt of climbing Mount Everest or walking to the South Pole? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of people try to climb the world’s highest mountains or walk across continents. Unlike the explorers of the past who used maps and compasses, today’s adventurers travel with modern technology like GPS and satellite phones. Many adventurers are nature lovers who use their travels to help raise awareness about a range of environmental issues, while others are keen to help people in need and raise money for charities.


Be prepared to be blown away by some of  true stories of survival against all odds, as we learn about some of the greatest adventurers of our time.



Geography - Key Information Recall Facts



  • The Earth is split up into the Northern and Southern hemisphere.


  • Lines of longitude and latitude work together to create co-ordinates.


  • Sir Earnest Shackleton wanted to be the first person to walk across the South Pole but failed.


  • The ship he travelled on was called ‘The Endurance’ and it got stuck and crushed in pack ice.


  • The Arctic is an ocean while Antarctica is a continent covered by a very thick ice cap.

Science - Key Information Recall Facts (KIRFS)


  • Some materials dissolve in water. This means they break apart into tiny pieces, spread out in the water and can no longer be seen. This mixture is called a solution.


  • Filtering - used when there is a mixture of liquid and an insoluble solid, for example: water and sand.


  • Soluble (will dissolve) Insoluble (will not dissolve)


  • Reversible reaction – this is a change that can be undone.


  • Evaporation - used when there is a mixture of liquid and a soluble solid. For example: water and salt.