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Polar Regions – Teacher Resources

Explore the vast regions of the Arctic and Antarctica with these printables, lesson plans, quizzes, and activities for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Discover the many ways polar bears and people have adapted to survive in the harsh environment. You'll find literature guides for books about the Arctic, and reading comprehension passages on animals and ecology. Introduce students to the polar climate with hands-on science activities for winter weather.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Antarctic Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Arctic & Antarctic
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Quizzes

Types of Snow Quiz

Printables

Animal Research and Writing
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Peary, Henson, and the North Pole
Emperor Penguins Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Polar Regions
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
More Polar Region Printables

Activities for Art Class

Homemade Snow Globes
Let It Snow!
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads

Activities for Math Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?

Literature & Language Arts Activities

Stone Fox: A Collection of Lessons
Distant Enemy
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades K-8
Little Cliff and the Cold Place
Science Reading Warm-Up: Tundra
More Polar Literature & Language Arts Activities

Polar Regions Animal Resources

Camouflage
Hibernation Report Outline
Julie's Wolf Pack Reader's Guide
What Animal Do I Admire?
Cub's Big World Story Hour Kit
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Winter Resources

Glacial Pressure
Observing Crystals
Viewing Snowflakes
Snow Journals
Winter Weather Across America
Understanding the Aurorae
More Winter – Teacher Resources

Social Studies Resources

Map of Antarctica
Tourists on Antarctica
Map of the Arctic & Antarctica
Animals of the Antarctic Word Power
The White Darkness Reading Guide
More Social Studies

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