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Students explore animal characteristics by creating an animal puppet. In this polar bear instructional activity, students utilize a paper bag and polar bear work sheets to create a hand held paper bag puppet of a polar bear. Students color in their bear and participate in puppet activities after they create their puppet.
Third graders create pictures using ordered pairs after listening to a piece of literature. In this ordered pairs and literature lesson, student listen to and discuss The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. They participate in "Think-Pair-Share" activities and make shapes that mimic those in the story by using ordered pairs.
Student groups rotate through four stations to examine light energy behavior: refraction, magnification, prisms and polarization. They see how a beam of light is refracted (bent) through various transparent mediums. Students investigate the polar nature of light using sunglasses and polarized light film.
Students explore animal characteristics by researching polar bears. In this habitat lesson, students read the story Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear and identify the needs of a polar bear on Earth. Students view a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation about the habitat of the polar bear.
Starting with a list of definitions and helpful tips for investigating electronegativity and bonding, this question sheet is comprehensive in focus and in its question style. Many types of questions or realistic situation are available, where students have to consider rules of polarity and bonding type. Your class should also draw Lewis Dot structures for the molecules given. A good sheet to keep along with notes for further review.
Fifth graders study and test the insulating properties of various materials. In this insulation lesson, 5th graders participate in an experiment to that is intended to test weather modeling clay or vegetable shortening is a better insulator. Students integrate technology which includes the internet, stopwatches, and Celsius thermometers. Students listen to the book Nature's Children: Polar Bears and discuss the adaptations need for survival in an arctic environment.
Without water there would be no life on this planet. Biology learners find out why by reading this handout. Create a worksheet of questions to answer after the reading. Follow it up with quick demonstrations or laboratory activities that demonstrate each of the amazing properties of water, including: polarity, cohesion, specific heat, evaporation, density, and its role as the universal solvent.
Students roleplay to review nerve communication and the parts of the neuron. Each student represents a different part of a neuron and as parts become polarized and depolarized they act it out. A surprise occurs at the synaptic knob as this student gets to squirt water from a small water gun to the beginning of the next neuron, representing the synapse.