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New Review Polarized Sunglasses
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 3 Views 0 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 25 Downloads
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
Lesson Plan on Polar Bears
Learners 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.
2nd - 3rd Science 12 Views 27 Downloads
The Polar Bear's Gift
Young scholars read an Inuit legend about a brave polar bear. In this fiction lesson, students discuss the book "The Polar Bear's Gift." Young scholars 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.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 24 Downloads
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 26 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Lesson Plan
Students explore the sounds of outdoors. In this sound and literacy lesson, students read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and then listen to a tape of nature sounds. Students record their own nature sounds and collaborate to author a book titled Children, Children, What Do You Hear?
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Polar Day: Comparing My Community to a Northern Community
Third graders practice their geography skills. In this Polar Day-themed lesson, 3rd graders use their research skills to compare and contrast the place, regions, and human systems in their community to a Canadian northern polar region community.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Help Save the Polar Bear
Students use ice cubes to demonstrate how the polar ice caps are melting and how it effects the polar bears. For this polar bear lesson plan, the teacher explains how polar bears live on the north pole and how they are having trouble due to global warming.
Pre-K - 1st Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
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 5 Views 42 Downloads
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
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
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.
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 18 Downloads