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Explore the concept of, and use the Ti-Nspire to, convert complex numbers into polar form. Then practice graphing complex numbers in the polar coordinate plane.
Students demonstrate industrial literacy. They conduct problem solving, graphing, note taking, and self management skills. They construct then plot, Absolute and Relative Cartesian Coordinates and Absolute and Relative Polar Coordinates.
Hydrogen bonds, and polarity are described in this PowerPoint, and the reasons for tension and cohesion associated with water.  The states of water under certain conditions are explained with information about the changes in density and matter.  There is a lot of information regarding the relationships with water and solvents, solutions, molarity, pH and dissociation. 
Students investigate the vision adaptations in marine animals in their environments. In this life science lesson, students use polarized filters and make observations.  Students explain how the adaptation of polarized vision is an advantage in the marine environment.
Students compare and contrast different types of light on the electromagnetic spectrum.  In this investigative lesson students create a photographic image that demonstrates the infrared, ultraviolet and polarization phenomena. 
Learners research bears and their characteristics with a specific study on North American bears and polar bears. In this bear study lesson, students read books about polar bears and wild bears. Learners complete activities to further study polar bears, grizzly bears, and Alaskan brown bears.
Students 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.
In this light topics science worksheet, students read selections about fiber optics, fluorescent light, incandescent light, total internal reflection, polarization, glow-in-the-dark light, and lasers. Students then respond to 32 matching, multiple choice, and short answer questions.
Students examine and read various pieces of literature and art dealing with the polar region. Using the internet, they discover the challenges polar animals face and research the renewal of the Antarctic Treaty. They present their observations to the class.
The class examines graphs in the form r = F(¿¿) in polar coordinates (r, ¿¿), in particular with the circle, ellipse and other conic sections. They determine the nature of an ellipse by studying the role of the semimajor axis and eccentricity. They realize that the fixed point in a planetary system is its center of gravity.
Students explore the sounds around them. In this listening and literacy lesson plan, students listen to their teacher read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and discuss the different sounds from the book. Students go on a walk and identify the outdoor sounds around them. As a class, they create a book with all the sounds they heard on their walk.
Students identify map projections and examine polar maps. In this map skills instructional activity, students use a flat world map to identify various projections and calculate the distances between locations by using a map scale.
Students examine animals from the polar region. In this animal science lesson plan, students use the Internet to research polar animals and their adaptations to "create" a 3-D model of a new animal species.
In this math worksheet, students sketch the regions that give rise to three integrals. They find the volume of a solid in the first octant bounded by a defined cylinder and a parabaloid. Students change a function to polar coordinates. Students use the Jacobian matrix to transform given equations to polar coordinates.
After reading about how polar bears and camels are specifically adapted to their environments, young zoologists choose an animal and do the same. They work in groups to discuss how humans interact with their surroundings and then design a poster about possible problems caused by our activities that impact the environment. There is a third activity on this handout that relates to a field trip, but it is conveniently placed on a new page and therefore easily left out if you do not live near the West Coast Fossil Park in South Africa!
In this final examination worksheet, students find the tangent function and sine function.  They graph problems on a polar coordinate.  Students describe trigonometric properties.  This twelve-page worksheet contains 80 problems.
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.
Students define and read an article on polar energy.  In this polar energy instructional activity, students answer questions about the article.  Students participate in activities related to isotopes, half-life and radiocarbon.  Students make global climate models. Students take an online quiz.
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.
First graders read a story about polar bears and make observations as they read. For this observations lesson plan, 1st graders listen carefully and sing a bear chant.