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Learners complete a variety of activities about Antarctica and the exploration of the continent. They map locations on Antarctica and plan an expedition there.
Explore the geography of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica through this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the climate and vegetation of these regions, taking notes and answering 3 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, however it seems students may be expected to copy it into a notebook, since it is quite small. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.
In this geography worksheet, students read about the history and development of Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Students take notes and answer 5 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Antarctica. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students research the continent of Antarctica to find important facts about its topography, resources, climate, industry, agriculture, and wildlife. They identify Antarctica's animal life and learn what special needs and habitats these creatures require. They then create a three-dimensional display globe that shows 12 different facts about Antarctica.
Explore the harsh climate of Antarctica and its wildlife. Participate in experiments to determine how humans survive in the continent's climate, and address the difficulties faced by scientists.
Students brainstorm list of ten essential items they would want in event of being stranded in wilderness area, discuss supplies that would be needed for expedition to Antarctica, create spreadsheets, and discuss survival items that would be needed for emergency situation.
In this animals of Antarctica worksheet, students read an informative text about penguins and seals of this region. Students fill out a fact chart with bullet points about: diet, predators, breeding habits, and body features.
Students locate information on the various animals of Antarctica, including insects. They identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms and explain why organisms can survive only in environments that meet their needs.
Students take a geography quiz and circle the multiple choice answer that answers each question correctly. The quiz is quite-challenging, and an atlas may be required to help the students. An answer sheet is provided.
It's a shame that there are no photographs in this presentation because the information is fascinating! Each identically fashioned slide contains bullet points of information about Antarctica that will enhance an earth science curriculum. Topics covered include the wildlife, The Antarctic Treaty that protects the area, discoveries made, the ice sheet, the impact of global warming on the environment. There are a few slides toward the end that probably would be of no use to you, so you can cut them out. Also, make sure to add some pictures!
Sixth graders participate in a geography tag game that involves identifying the seven continents, U.S. states, and the countries of Europe. In teams representing the different geographical areas of the globe, they run to a base line when their areas are called out while another team tries to tag them.
In this geography skills worksheet, students respond to 14 short answer questions by using maps and atlases. The maps and atlases are not included.
Sixth graders participate in a game to test their knowledge of world geography. In this geography game lesson, 6th graders label maps of the U.S., Europe,and the seven continents. Students are divided into teams and play a tag game.
In this Landforms and Resources worksheet, students are asked to complete a chart about the landforms and resources in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Antarctica, then read and answer two short-answer questions.
Students explore the importance of research in Antarctica, then explain how snow becomes part of the Antarctic ice cap. They explore Antarctica's harsh environment and discover how scientists drill ice cores and what information ice reveals.
Students explore the causes and effects of the melting ice formations in Antarctica; they then research different aspects of the topic in order to create a news special.
Students research and trace Shackleton's actual and intended route on an area map. They analyze the altitude changes involved in a trek across Antarctica and complete a worksheet comparing Antarctica to their own state.
Young scholars investigate and research information about Antarctica and create a notebook and an information table. They conduct Internet research, label a map, create a table using spreadsheet software to log the weather conditions of Antarctica for a month, and organize their research information in their notebook.
Students explore Earth science by examining diagrams. In this sediment lesson, students identify the different layers which belong to Antarctica and examine images of the different sediments. Students complete a description matching worksheet with their classmates before answering Earth science study questions.