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256 reviewed resources for arctic exploration

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Arctic Food Chain

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to...
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Arctic Smorgasbord

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Though the walrus spends roughly one third of its time on land, it eats organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean. The first in a series of five, the lesson uses a variety of plant and animal cards to have scholars build an arctic...
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...
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Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Individual choices every day affect climate change and have an impact not just on your environment, but on the world! The second activity in the series of four has scholars continue to analyze data (temperatures, precipitation, and...
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Arctic Writing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze photographs in order to write descriptively.  In 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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Habitats - Explore the World Around You.

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Explore the habitats found around the world. The Desert, Rain Forest, Tundra, Prairie, Grassland, Forest, Marine and Zoo habitats are all covered in this easy to follow presentation. Each slide has a themed background picture, several...
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Why the Arctic Is Climate Change's Canary in the Coal Mine

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What happens in the Arctic doesn't always stay in the Arctic. Follow along with this short video as it investigates how small changes in the temperature of Arctic regions can have dramatic effects on the global climate through a series...
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Being Productive in the Arctic Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They identify major factors that limit primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean.
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Arctic Survivor

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This game-based lesson explores the impact of climate change on polar bear habitats. Learners become polar bears and role play the gathering of needs for survival. An included “Changes to Habitat Spinner” determines one of the results of...
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Ride the Arctic Climate Rollercoaster

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view interactive CD-ROM entitled The Arctic Climate Roller Coaster, research evidence of changes in climate through the years, record ways people responded to changes, and create short presentations to share evidence with...
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Biomes: Arctic Changes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study global warming and its effects on the Arctic.  In this biomes lesson students write in their journals about the impact of global warming. 
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The Good, The Bad, and the Arctic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the social, economic and environmental consequences that might result from Arctic climate change. Students identify and discuss at least three consequences.
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Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal....
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The Future of Arctic Sea Ice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the importance of sea ice to world climate and sea organisms. In this earth science lesson, students create a model of present and future Arctic sea ice communities. They discuss how ice melting affects...
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Bar Charts & Pie Charts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create...
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Exploring Adaptations: Magic Tree House Polar Bears and the Arctic

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this animal adaptations worksheet, students respond to the facts presented in the Magic Tree House book Polar Bears and the Arctic. Students cut out cards with animal adaptations. Students cut out Arctic animal picture cards and...
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Who Lives in the Arctic

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore reading comprehension by analyzing a story in class. In this Arctic geography lesson, students read the story Who Lives in the Arctic and identify the characters and plot from the book. Students answer reading...
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Polar Day: Arctic Clean Up

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners explore the concept of pollution. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students examine primary sources to research the complexity of pollution and its effect on the Arctic.
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Arctic Shapes

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
In a two-part worksheet, young geometers examine 3-D shapes and describe their attributes in a table. They will be able to draw the shape and name the number of vertices, faces, and edges. In the second part, individuals explore nets of...
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Exploring Potential Human Impacts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Arctic sea ice reflects 80 percent of sunlight, striking it back into space; with sea ice melting, the world's oceans become warmer, which furthers global warming. These activities explore how humans are impacting ecosystems around the...
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A Coastal Arctic Food Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create a food web of the arctic ecosystem. In this biology instructional activity, students explain how global warming affects this ecosystem. They explain how losing a species affects the entire community.
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The Shaping of the Arctic

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore the formation of Arctic landscapes using an interactive website. In this earth science lesson, students create models of at least 3 landscape features using a sculpting clay. They share the models with the class.
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Eyewitnesses to Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore recent changes in the Artic's climate that have been observed by Artic residents. They watch videos, take notes and create a concept map. They also look at historical weather data from a specific Artic community. The...
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The Magic School Bus In the Arctic

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students explore how insulation works to keep in body heat.