Antarctica Teacher Resources
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A Look At Penguin Life
Students read a story about Penguin Life and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this penguin life lesson plan, students respond to literature by researching penguins and creating a Venn diagram to compare/contrast two breeds of penguins, match baby animals names to parents and create a paper mache penguin.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
It Came from Outer Space! The AA Meteorite Connection
Students discover why Antarctica is the most fruitful place on earth for locating meteorites. They work in groups. Students are given a Museum or University Name for each group. They are explained that each group is allowed to comb the surface of the earth looking for meteorites.
6th - 7th Science
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure
Students research the exploration of Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton. In this Antarctic exploration lesson, students watch a movie about Sir Ernest Shackelton and his ship the Endurance. Students study a map of Antarctica and Shackelton's course.
7th - 9th Science
Antarctic Sediment Cores
Students explore Earth science by examining diagrams. In this sediment instructional activity, students identify the different layers which belong to Antarctica and examine images of the different sediments. Students complete a description matching worksheet with their classmates before answering Earth science study questions.
8th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Top of the World
Learn about polar bears and the Arctic circle with a instructional activity about the countries and conditions of the region. After examining how the area differs from Antarctica, kids explore climates, animals, and geographical position of countries in the Arctic circle, and compare what they find to the condition in their own towns.
4th - 8th Science
The Amazing Antarctic Trek
This resource provides two ways to engage learners in using latitude, longitude, and research skills. In pairs, or on their own, learners will locate several Antarctic regions on a map. They will write the name of the place and a few key details that describe the location.
5th - 8th Science
When Floating Ice Melts in the Sea
With this simple inquiry exercise young scientists observe the effects of melting ice on water level. Set up an easy experiment with floating ice cubes in a dish of water then have your pupils make and record their observations of the water level in the dish as the ice melts.
3rd - 5th Science
When Land Ice Melts
The Artctic and Antarctic Ice caps are the focus of this Earth science instructional activity. In reality, this is more of a demonstration than a instructional activity, but there is some rich discussion that happens before, during, and after the demonstration takes place.
Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica Today
Students explore the importance of research in Antarctica, then explain how snow becomes part of the Antarctic ice cap. They explore Antarctica's harsh environment and discover how scientists drill ice cores and what information ice reveals.
7th - 9th Science