Polar Teacher Resources
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Polar Scientists: Polar Science
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a worksheet and the Internet to research five to ten different polar scientists. After a week's time, the class engages in a full discussion on what they have learned about polar science, scientists, and the research process.
Polar Coordinates 2
In this video, Sal shows an example of converting from polar coordinates to cartesian coordinates. Then he shows two examples of changing an equation written in cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates, including an example of how a basic circle equation looks simpler in polar coordinates.
Polar Coordinates 3
Sal continues more examples of converting functions from cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates and vice-versa.
Family Polar Fun Day
Family fun days are great for connecting home and school life, building strong parent/teacher relationships, and engaging young scholars in a fun and social way. Here are several activity ideas to help you and your class run your own Family Polar Fun Day. Each of the simple stations are described, easy to create, and include learning assessments as a way to incorporate academic skills development. Tip: Make fun day global and team up with other classrooms, each class can study and run activities that showcase aspects of various regions they have studied.
Students brainstorm topics and categories that might be covered by the International Polar Year. After reading an article, they consider the subjects that are going to be studied there. Using the internet, they research a particular project and create an oral presentation to share their information with the class.
The Polar Express
Here are some ways to include "The Polar Express" into your holiday curriculum
Create Learning Experiences with The Polar Express
Center content-integrated lessons around the timeless holiday book, The Polar Express.
Lesson Plan on Polar Bears
Students investigate how polar bears stay warm in arctic climates. In this polar bear lesson, students listen to The Little Bear by Hans de Beer before talking about how polar bears stay warm. They experiment with a "blubber glove" to determine how the bear's layer of fat helps it to stay warm in the cold waters. They complete a worksheet (not included) as an assessment.
The Polar Bear's Gift
Students read an Inuit legend about a brave polar bear. For this fiction lesson, students discuss the book "The Polar Bear's Gift." Students use graphic organizers to list different types of gifts. Students then make a list of positive character traits that they have or they see in others.
The Polar Express Experience
Explore the holiday classic "The Polar Express" with a variety of activities.
Guided Reading: Polar Life
Students read Polar Life. In this nonfiction lesson students read the nonfiction book Polar Life. Students read independently and discuss what they read as a group.
Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts
Students examine the adaptive capabilities of animals and the effects of global warming on polar regions. They analyze a map, answer true or false discussion questions, conduct research, complete a handout, and research the International Polar Year, 2007-2009.
To the Ends of the Earth: Research in Polar Seas
Students study famous explorers of the ploar regions and have a simulated polar exploration of their own. They describe the differences in terrain between the Arctic and Antarctic, and study the hardships imposed on polar explorers
What Do People Know About the Arctic and Antarctic?: Geography, Polar Regions
Students research the landscapes, climates, and animal life of the polar regions. They then interview people to find out what they think and know about the regions.
The Polar Express
All aboard! Set up your classroom like a train as youngsters explore this method of transportation and listen to the classic story The Polar Express. Each learner gets a boarding pass which they match to a number on a train car. You play the role of conductor in this fun simulation activity!
Polar Coordinates 1
In this introductory video, Sal defines polar coordinates and using basic trigonometry identities and the Pythagorean Theorem defines the relationships between cartesian coordinates and polar coordinates.
Archetypal Images and Polarities
Here is a rather esoteric resource that presents the archetypes found in “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” and would be appropriate for a college-level psychology or literature class, or as a teacher resource. Considered the “world’s oldest story,” the characters and events in the tale of Gilgamesh are presented as illustrations of the archetypal theories of Carl Jung and Fritz Perls’ ideas of polarities. The discussion and writing prompts asks participants to make text-to-theories and text-to-self connections.
Investigating the Dynamic Martian Polar Caps
Learners download NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the Martian polar ice caps in summer and winter, and measure and compare various images of the changing Martian and Earth polar ice caps.
Polar Star Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, learners complete seven multiple choice questions about the book, "Polar Star." These questions contain concepts such as choosing the correct author, who published the book, when it was on the New York Times best seller list, and more.
A Vacation to the Polar Regions
Pupils participate in the National Geographic:Xpeditions Activity "The Arctic and Antarctic Circles" on the Internet. Through the included activities, the students investigate characteristics of the Polar regions including their landscapes and animals.