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14 resources with the keyterm polar regions

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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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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 lesson, students identify regions using an atlas and complete a global warming worksheet. Students perform an experiment in which they simulate...
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Penguins Nesting Know-How

For Teachers K - 6th
Students 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 rearing.
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Climate Change Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students 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
Young scholars 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...
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For Students 7th - 8th
For this glaciers worksheet, students complete 12 different questions related to glaciers. First, they complete the 2 tables that illustrate the similarities and differences between continental and valley glaciers. Then, students...
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Environmental Issues in the Polar Regions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore how environmental problems affect the polar regions, and they create magazine ads to educate the public about these problems and to convince people to pay more attention to human impacts on the Arctic and Antarctic.
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Grant Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experience the creativity, anticipation and peer review of obtaining a grant for scientific research at the poles. They work in cooperative groups to assess the dynamics of polar regions. Each student proposes an original...
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Environmental Issues in the Polar Regions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the impact of pollution and depletion of the ozone layer on the Arctic and Antarctic. They determine the human impact affects these areas and how that affects the rest of the world. They write magazine ads that...
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What Do People Know About the Arctic and Antarctic?: Geography, Polar Regions

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Young scholars 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.
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Expedition to the Poles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students pretend they have just returned from a year in the Arctic or Antarctic. They examine Web sites about these regions and expeditions to them, and create posters illustrating their experiences. They conclude by writing paragraphs.
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Polar Bears

For Teachers 1st
First graders explain what keeps Polar Bears warm in the Arctic by experiencing a layer of blubber to protect them. They read Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer.
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Polar Biomes

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research the animals, climate, and plant life in both of the Polar regions. They explore a variety of websites and complete a WebQuest. Students complete a chart, view a PowerPoint presentation, and answer true/false...