Antarctica Teacher Resources
Find Antarctica educational ideas and activities
Showing 101 - 120 of 883 resources
Break an Egg
Learners research antarctic wildlife and create a diorama and fact sheet to present their research to the class. They create an Antarctic explorer's journal.
The Coldest Place at the Bottom of the World
Students examine Ernest Shackleton's journey through the Antarctic and trace Shackleton's Actual Route on a map using longitude and latitude coordinates. Students compare his intended route with his actual and determine how far off Shackleton was from his intended journey.
The Southern Ocean
It this reading for comprehension learning exercise, students read an informational article about the Southern Ocean and answer questions about it. Students answer 10 true and false questions.
The Frozen Desert: Graphing and Comparing Climates
Students explore the concept of climate. They use temperature and precipitation data from their area and other regions to construct climate graphs. These graphs are used to help identify factors that influence climate.
Penguins Marching Into Your Classroom
Students participate in a virtual field trip. In this virtual field trip lesson, students access a web site that takes them to Antarctica to watch Adelie Penguins as they care for their offspring. They make a flag of Antarctica and keep a journal of the life cycle of the penguins.
Australian Mammals: Evolutionary Development as a Result of Geographic Isolation
High schoolers comprehend the difference between monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals. They are able to compare and contrast these organisms (Australian mammals) with other mammals. Students are able to identify Australian mammals.
Where in the World is Tacky the Penguin?
Students complete an art activity and a classroom graph that coincides with the Tacky the Penguin Series by Helen Leste.
Penguins Nesting Know-How
Students maintain a field journal as they follow penguin parents raising their chicks during the breeding season. They formulate testable questions. Students reflect on animal behavior in the field related to survival and chick rearing.
Penguins Around the World
Students gain an awareness of the diverse habitats of the 17 species of penguins. Standard: 4.4 Interdependence of Life Changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful.
Winter is All Around Us
Learners present what they have learned on Antartica. Students identify deciduous and evergreen trees and plants; identify and study about the habitats of animals that migrate, hibernate, and adapt; study the Aurora and Aurora Borealis light phenomenon in the Arctic regions. Learners create Non-Fiction Research Reports on animals of Antarctica and the Arctic
Be sure to come prepared to discuss the theory of Pangaea and the two super-continents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Collaborative learners look for fossil evidence that supports the theory that one super-continent divided into two. They map the locations of four different fossils and cut out the continent shapes in order to piece them together as Gondwanaland.
The Elephant Seal
Young readers assess comprehension in this short answer and writing worksheet. Additionally, they answer six questions.
Continent Word Search
In this continents word search worksheet, learners locate the names of the 7 continents, listed in the word bank, within the word search puzzle. Students fill in the blanks in 8 sentences with the appropriate continent names.
The Emperor's Prize Egg
Students explore penguin habitats, their eating habits, and other unique adaptations they use to survive in Antarctica.
Polar Adventure: Read All About It!
Young scholars investigate reports of an adventure to the North Pole or the South Pole and then chronicle it by writing a newspaper article or making a timeline. The focus is placed on a recent or historic expedition to the region selected.
Worksheet 1: Geography Quiz
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.
In this paraphrasing worksheet students are tasked to paraphrase five short passages. Students write their paraphrase and can then self check against sample answers.
The Emperor's Prize Egg
First graders investigate the life of penguins. In this penguin lesson plan, 1st graders complete a KWL chart about penguins. They learn a penguin song, and listen to Sonia W. Black's Plenty of Penguins as they learn about habitats, eating habits, and Antarctica. They make a penguin web which they use to write and word process a story about penguins.
Mr. Popper's Penguin's
Fourth graders locate Antarctica and recognize it as the setting of Mr. Popper's Penguins. In this Mr. Popper's Penguins lesson plan, 4th graders understand the financial decisions made by Mr. Popper. Students discuss wise spending. Students study the uses of credit. Students make posters to show their group work.
Searching for Meteorites
Students examine meteorites and attempt to recover meteorite fragments. In this space lesson plan students complete a demonstration on the impact of a meteorite using water balloons and make experimental predictions.