Polar Teacher Resources
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How Polarity Makes Water Behave Strangely
Water is common? Not really! Learn how the polarity of the water molecule gives it tremendous properties that make is quite unique in the universe. Learners will understand surface tension, adhesion, and cohesion, as well as why these properties are important to life.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this popular children's book to teach about descriptive writing, figurative language, sequence of events, and much more.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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.
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math
Polar Bears: Keeping Warm at the Arctic
Learners study the Arctic polar bear, and its body coverings, to see how it survives in the harsh Arctic climate. This lesson was developed in North Carolina, and specifically suggests a trip to the North Carolina Zoological Park. However, the basis of the lesson could be completed without the field trip component.
3rd - 4th Science
Explore the concept of polar functions and learn how to determine the length around a function using polar coordinates. High schoolers use their Ti-calculators to determine the length of a function that looks like a five-leaved rose. Then there are many more questions to explore based on this five-leaved rose.
9th - 12th Math
Introduction to Polar coordinates
The class practices plotting points in a Cartesian coordinate system and a Polar coordinate system. They convert from one system to the other to get coordinates to plot. Then they play a Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect Four game to have a friendly practice activity.
11th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Reflected waves of light move within a plane, and because of this, polarizing materials can reduce the glare our eyes see. This resource explains how to set up a demonstration of this effect. Consider it for use in your physical science class during the light unit.
8th - 10th Science
This game-based lesson explores the impact of climate change on polar bear habitats. Learners become polar bears and role play the gathering of needs for survival. An included “Changes to Habitat Spinner” determines one of the results of climate change, and the polar bears go out gathering again.
3rd - 5th Science
Call Me Bond, Hydrogen Bond
As amazing as James Bond is, the surface tension of water does not allow him to walk on it! In this series of little lab activities, physical scientists play with the properties of water due to the hydrogen bonds and resulting polarity. They float a paper clip on the surface, compare oil and water, experiment with evaporation, and think about why water expands as it freezes.
7th - 10th Science