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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 43 Views 34 Downloads 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 70 Views 69 Downloads 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 3 Views 1 Download
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 4 Views 1 Download
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 6 Views 14 Downloads
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 3 Views 34 Downloads
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.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Polar Star Book Quiz
In this fiction books worksheet, students 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.
6th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Prowling Polar Bear
Students show their support for preserving threatened and endangered species by creating and sculpting a replica of a polar bear. They discuss the agreement that the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway and the Soviet Union signed in 1973 to protect polar bears.
4th - 9th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 6 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 8th Science 6 Views 42 Downloads