Students’ Seminar on Antarctica
Students’ Seminar on Antarctica October 26, 2018
A seminar offers a wealth of information, ideas and skills. Seminars give intensive exposure to a topic through presentations and discussions. Students’ Seminars are organized by ICFAI Education School on weekly basis. Sunil Anand of B.Ed Batch (2018-20) presented a Seminar on “Antarctica”, highlighting its Geographical condition, climate, Economy and biodiversity etc.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. Sunil focused on the temperature in Antarctica which reaches −89.2 °C or even −94.7 °C. Though organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants and certain animals such as mites, nematodes, penguins and seals. He highlighted the reason behind diversity of plant life being low and limited in distribution i.e. freezing temperature, poor soil quality, lack of moisture and sunlight inhibit plant growth. Most interesting fact was that 90% of the world’s ice is present in this continent.