Water Formations in Antarctica Teacher Resources
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Students research the exploration of Antarctica by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton. In this Antarctic exploration lesson, students watch a movie about Sir Ernest Shackelton and his ship the Endurance. Students study a map of Antarctica and Shackelton's course. Students write a list of leadership qualities and role-play an Antarctic survival simulation. Students write an essay about the characteristics of a good leader.
In this geography learning exercise, students read an excerpt about how scientist are examining changes in the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. They use the information in the excerpt and any other references listed to answer the three questions that follow.
Students, through video segments, explore what types of animals live in the Arctic and Antarctica. They also clear up any misconceptions they have about penguins or polar bears.
Students watch Antarctica: The Last Great Wilderness on Earth, explore and discuss animals and their survival in the polar region of Antarctica, and create mini-books, mobiles, etc. about penguins.
Students explore Asia. In this geography skills lesson, students design travel brochures that market Asia by highlighting its location, population, capital, landforms, famous places, and food.
Sixth graders practice to develop geography skill by identifying locations using a map and apply writing process strategies to develop a travel brochure for France, Quebec or the Ivory Coast.
Students explore world mapping skills. In this world geography lesson plan, students identify and label the continents and oceans on a world map using the Visual Thesaurus. Students generate mnemonic devices to help memorize these terms.
Young scholars discover how islands form, how plant and animal species get there and what the term means. In this biomes instructional activity students prepare a presentation that describes the life forms and geography of an island.
Students discover the climate and geography of Antarctica. They watch a video about an Antarctica adventure. They finally examine sacrifices made by individuals for the common good.
Students explore the aircraft used in World War II. In this World History lesson, students read an article that describes a "flying saucer" created by the Nazi's. Upon completion of the reading, students answer questions on the article, summarize the article, focus on vocabulary words in the article and complete a small group activity.
Students explore animals of Antarctica, specifically penguins, and discuss how they stay warm and survive in polar regions. Students then create mobiles and mini-books on penguins, and graph heights of different penguins.
Students research estuaries. For this estuaries lesson, students discuss the differences in a bay and an ocean. Students watch a PowerPoint of the properties of the estuaries and geography of Barnegat Bay. Students complete a worksheet and graphic organizer for the activity. Students study as a teacher models estuary issues with bottled water example to learn about brackish. Students may watch videos about estuaries.
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.
Students study the cultural and geographic characteristics of the continents by examining stories and images. They describe geographic characteristics and identify each continent.
Young scholars are able to discuss the theory of climate change. They identify examples of how climate change impacts the earth's geo-spheres. Students are able to use the example of climate change to describe the interdependence of the earth's four geo-spheres.
Students use recipes to find spices from six continents. They research the geographical features of the places where the spices are found. They use their research to create presentations of the countries they mapped.
Students review North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. They identify Australia as the smallest continent. They identify Australia as an island continent nicknamed "the land down under." They color a map of Australia.
Students choose particular Antarctic topic that interests them, research information from at least five different Internet sites, and demonstrate their understanding of concept through creation of multimedia project of their own choosing.
Second graders, in groups, selects a letter as a starting point and announces the direction in which he intends to move on a map. The team that closes a square takes possession of the square and marks it with their symbol.
First graders participate in creative problem solving activity to get from Utah to the Atlantic Ocean.