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43 resources with the concept polar regions

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I Speak for the Polar Bears!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change and weather extremes impact every species, but this lesson plan focuses on how these changes effect polar bears. After learning about the animal, scholars create maps of snow-ice coverage and examine the yearly variability...
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Blubber Gloves: It’s All About Insulation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Instill the concept of adaptation with the help of Blubber Gloves—ziplock bags, shortening, and duct tape. Scholars discuss how animals and plants keep warm in polar regions, record their predictions, and try on their Blubber Gloves to...
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Ocean and Great Lakes Literacy: Principle 5

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Great food web instruction is in the cards for your class. Inquisitive biology scholars explore the organisms that inhabit freshwater and saltwater in the fifth lesson in a series of seven. Learners play two different card games where...
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Touring the Poles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would you want to vacation in the Arctic or Antarctic regions? Scholars research both regions and produce a travel brochure trying to convince tourists to visit. The project focuses on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous...
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Life in the Polar Regions

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Take a look at the coldest, windiest, and driest place on earth: the arctic! Very few species exist here, and those that do have undergone several adaptations to ensure their survival. Learn about some of these unique animals and their...
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Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction...
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Arctic Writing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze photographs in order to write descriptively.  For this descriptive writing lesson, 5th graders use the Internet to research and view photographs of the arctic.  Students use descriptive language to write sentences...
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Polar Vortex Interactive

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An interactive lesson places pupils as scientists who must learn why the ozone layer is being destroyed by analyzing the data from multiple satellites. The first analysis shows how UV is related to the ozone cycle. The second...
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Earth's Poles

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Earth's Poles worksheet, students survey, examine and dissect the North and South Magnetic Poles, the Earth's axis and summarize the Aurora legends. Students research six directives involving space weather and predicting answers.
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Exploring the Deep 3 | Traces of Climate Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What was our world like 57 million years ago? Due to recent drilling in the North Pole, we can actually tell that the temperature was significantly warmer. What is causing this climate change? Will there be a north pole in 100 years?...
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North Pole

For Students 5th - 10th
In this North Pole worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
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How do Glaciers Affect the Land?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore glaciers. In this glaciers instructional activity, students color and label illustrations of glaciers, then write an expository paragraph including their physical features. Students participate in an experiment in which...
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Rising Sea Levels: UK and Bangladesh

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the possible effects of global warming. In this geography/global warming instructional activity, students identify regions using an atlas and complete a global warming worksheet. Students perform an experiment in which...
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Direction Skills

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography instructional activity, students read an excerpt on what directions tell someone. They respond to 6 short answer questions related to the neighborhood illustration found on the second page of the instructional activity.
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Penguins Nesting Know-How

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars maintain a field journal as they follow penguin parents raising their chicks during the breeding season. They formulate testable questions. Students reflect on animal behavior in the field related to survival and chick...
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For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify and analyze the various parts of the compass, including the bezel, capsule, and magnetic needle. Students explain the purpose of using a compass and locate the direction of North and South. Students show correlated...
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Climate Change Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners participate in a demonstration in which they role-play polar bears and habitat components to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean ecosystem.
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Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the adaptive capabilities of animals and the effects of global warming on polar regions. They analyze a map, answer true or false discussion questions, conduct research, complete a handout, and research the International...
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Polar Adventure: Read All About It!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate reports of an adventure to the North Pole or the South Pole and then chronicle it by writing a newspaper article or making a timeline. The focus is placed on a recent or historic expedition to the region selected.
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Where is the True North Pole?

For Students 7th - 12th
Do you believe in Santa Clause? Or a more practical question might be to ask if you believe in the location of the North Pole. Because of the convection currents in Earth's out core, the magnetic north pole drifts about 55 km per year....
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The North and South Magnetic Poles

For Students 7th - 9th
For this north and south magnetic poles worksheet, students read about the presence of auroras over the earth's magnetic poles as opposed to the geographic poles. Students use 2 photographs taken by the IMAGE FUV and the Polar...
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World Map and Globe-Equator, North Pole, and South Pole

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify the Equator, North Pole, and South Pole on a map. In this geography instructional activity, students use a world map and circle the North and South Pole. Students locate the Equator on a globe and use a map marker to...
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Making a Magnetic Compass

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners create magnetic compass. In this science lesson plan, students test magnetic north using a needle, magnet, ball of clay, water, and piece of cork.
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Gravity, Seasons, and Time

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Earth worksheet, students read about Earth's gravity, the reason the Earth has seasons, and time zones. Then students complete 21 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 1 short answer question.