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Arctic and Antarctic Unit Study Ideas

We have started our Antarctic & Arctic Continent studies. I have quite a few different things that we will be learning while exploring Antarctica and the Arctic region I have put together for our Arctic and Antarctic unit study ideas. Today I’m sharing the different Arctic and Antarctic work pages, arts & crafts, sensory ideas, science experiments, and more the kids will be working on the next couple weeks. I will be sharing pictures and more ideas of our Antarctica Continent Box later on.

Science-

There are lots of fun experiments and science activities that we have planned for our upcoming unit, some that the kids will choose from are:

  • Each of the kids are researching an endangered animal from Antarctica and researching what is being done to help their populations.

 

  • One of our all time favorite experiments for kids to try is the “blubber glove” experiment which is such a fun and eye opening way to see how blubber works on Arctic animals to help them stay warm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Penguin Science offers a few different science projects on penguins and also has lots of useful information, videos, pictures, webcams, and more!

 

 

  • Ellen McHenery’s Basement Workshop shared this fun Antarctic board game you and your kids can play while learning about the Antarctic Continent, I have really enjoyed some of the fun games this site offers, we used a game they had before for our Space theme and were very happy with it!

 

 

 


Geography-

 

 

      • Cool Antarctica offers many pictures, videos, information and more about the Antarctic Geography.

 

 

  • Antarctic Sun offers many tips, photos, ideas, news, and more!

 

Reading- 

 

We have added a bunch of new books to our book shelves about the Arctic and Antarctica I have put together an Amazon Store with a very large list of books and kindle books for Arctic & Antarctica studies, as well as some hands on learning materials.

This is a list of the books we will be focusing on during our studies.
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Arts/Crafts-

 

 

 

 


 

 

    • This is such a cute Eskimo craft, using a paper plate. I did notice the link on Pinterest didn’t work for this craft, but it seems simple enough to make from looking at the picture :)

 

    • The Australian Government Antarctica Division – site offers some adorable Antarctic Scientist Paper Doll printables.

 

 

 


Sensory Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Games-

 

 

 

 

Practical Life Trays-

 

 

 

 

      • Washing Arctic Toobz animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Misc. Useful Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          •  Carisa over at 1+1+1=1 shared some Antarctic/Arctic calendar cards with great info about misc. Arctic and Antarctic information.

 

For more Antarctic and Arctic ideas head over and check out my Antarctica Pinterest Board.

I am linking up with these great linky parties, head over for more great ideas to try with your kids!!

What is your favorite Arctic or Antarctica activity to do with your kids? Leave a comment below letting me know!

Comments

  1. Wow! This is an amazing list you put together! We had fun learning about Penguins/ Antarctica a couple weeks ago, this would have been great to have!

  2. Wow- what a great study and an amazing list of resources and ideas! Thanks for sharing with all of us & linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,

    Beth =-)

  3. This is a great resource for planning an Antarctic / penguins unit!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday.

  4. This really is an incredible unit that you have put together. I have pinned this to look back at again when I am planning next school year. Thank you for linking up this week to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop!

  5. WOW what a great collection of Arctic & Antarctic leaning ideas. I just love all these. Thank you so much for sharing on We Made That!

  6. WOW! so many great things to do! Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase!

  7. Thank you-some great ideas for different ages.

  8. I love your comprehensive lesson plans! Thank you for all of the great ideas and information.

  9. I don’t know whether it’s just me or if perhaps everyone
    else encountering problems with your blog. It appears as though
    some of the written text in your posts are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and
    let me know if this is happening to them as well?
    This may be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Many thanks

    • Maria,
      I have checked the post in Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer and it is showing up correctly. I’m not sure what browser you are using and if it may be your browser or not.
      Thanks for letting me know, if you could let me know if you are still having problems and what web browser you use I can try and figure it out for you!!

      Thanks For stopping by, have a blessed holiday weekend!!

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