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Students compare the anatomy of temperature and polar fishes. They explore the adverse effects of cold on metabolism and physiology and discuss how polar fishes adapt to their environments. Comparisons are also made to the DNA sequences of unrelated Arctic and Antarctic fish.
Students use ice cubes to demonstrate how the polar ice caps are melting and how it effects the polar bears. In 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. Then each student gets an ice cube and observes how it melts in their hand. After the observation of the ice cube, the students discuss what they could do to save energy and help the polar bears.
Students explore visual arts by researching animal characteristics. In this polar bear lesson, students discuss the harsh lives most polar bears live and their survival techniques which allow them to thrive in the wild. Students utilize stencils, paint and other arts and crafts to create visual images regarding the animal.
Twelfth graders investigate the capabilities of the TI-89. In this calculus lesson, 12th graders explore the parametric equation for a circle, for arc length of curves, and for trajectories. Students investigate the symbolic and graphical representation of vectors. Students use polar functions of investigate the area bounded by a curve. Students investigate a 3D graphing application.
Learners consider the implication of polar exploration. In this polar exploration lesson, students research the expeditions that Admiral Peary, Dr. Cook, Captain Scott, and Roald Amundsen made to the North and South Poles. Learners create scrapbooks that feature their research findings.