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33 reviewed resources for polar expeditions

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Polar Expeditions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers consider the implication of polar exploration. In this polar exploration lesson plan, students research the expeditions that Admiral Peary, Dr. Cook, Captain Scott, and Roald Amundsen made to the North and South Poles....
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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 Explorers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Challenge learners who are studying famous polar explorers to read an excerpt from the diary of Thomas Orde-Lees. They then answer some questions about the explorer, and the conditions under which he was writing.
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Working With Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a mathematical formula to help plan ration supplies for a polar expedition. Using basic algebra skills, students identify the variables in planning for rations. They create an equation to help plan the expedition....
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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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Travel to the Polar Lands

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders receive an "Expedition Ticket" to travel through the Polar Regions- the Arctic and the Antarctic. They research polar bears and make drawings that are to scale.
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Polar Animals

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scientists explore some of the scientific equipment that is used by explorers during expeditions to the North or South Pole. Then, they have a relay race! All of the equipment is lined up at a spot 25 yards away from the lines. The...
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Winter Sampling Polar Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Copepods may be the most abundant species on Earth. Individuals determine a project to research, write about, and present to the class on topics that range from copepods in the Arctic to researching about the US Coast Guard Cutter Healey. 
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Polar Explorers-Sir Ernest Shackleton

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss Sir Ernest Shackleton and his participation in the Discovery expedition in 1901 to the South Pole. Students write a persuasive letter of application to an ad Shackleton placed in a London newspaper looking for recruits...
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Picture This!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and contrast different types of light on the electromagnetic spectrum.  In this investigative lesson students create a photographic image that demonstrates the infrared, ultraviolet and polarization phenomena. 
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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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Polar Quest Expedition

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate how to design a jacket that can be worn in extremely cold temperatures. They use the internet to research materials and different types of designs. As an extension to the lesson students go to a sporting goods store...
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An Expedition to the North Pole Scavenger Hunt

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this North Pole worksheet, students explore the Internet to access one specific website to find the answers to five short answer questions about the North Pole.
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Twisted Vision

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the vision adaptations in marine animals in their environments. In this life science lesson, students use polarized filters and make observations.  Students explain how the adaptation of polarized vision is an...
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The North and South Magnetic Poles

For Students 7th - 9th
In 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 instruments...
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Deep-Sea Benthos

For Students 6th - 12th
Much like a distant planet, the underwater world of deep-sea benthos is strange and largely unknown. How do creatures survive and thrive in such extreme pressure and temperature conditions? Young oceanographers join the crew of Operation...
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The Eyes Have It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Reading essays about deep-sea expeditions open this lesson on crustacean vision. Marine biology explorers study the compound eye and then complete a worksheet in response to all they have discovered. Although the lesson doesn't offer an...
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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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Navigation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of navigation in these two activities.
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Connecting to the Poles through TEA E-Mail

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the integral role of the remote polar regions within the global system. They answer the question: How will change in the ice sheets impact global sea level and climate? Students comprehend that the poles offer...
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Writing to describe

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine descriptive writing. In this writing lesson, students listen to an audio version of the diary of Lt. Polly Hatchard and her expedition to the South Pole. Learners explore the components of descriptive writing and...
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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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Twisted Vision

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars explain polarization vision and why some animals have it while others do not. They examine the reasons why it would be helpful for marine organisms to have polarized light.
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Navigation, Working With Coordinates

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view a polar view map and discuss ways of telling locations on the map. They view a copy of the map superimposed on a coordinate grid, then discuss ways of telling the locations. Students practice as a class and then...
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Inspire Students Today to Make a Difference in the Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your search for a year's worth of leadership lessons is over! A lesson in a character education series provides a full two semesters of inspiring leadership activities. The resource includes individual and group challenges to ensure a...
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Mini-Ocean Bathymetric Mapping Research Cruise

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Middle or high schoolers transform into oceanographers in a week-long simulation. To begin, each group follows directions to create a model of the ocean floor with specified features. Next, the groups prepare to set sail on a research...
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The Amazing Antarctic Trek

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This resource provides two ways to engage learners in using latitude, longitude, and research skills. In pairs, or on their own, learners will locate several Antarctic regions on a map. They will write the name of the place and a few key...
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Plankton Parade

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Plankton isn't just a tiny cartoon character, it's also a very important food source for animals around the world. Budding scientists discuss the types and functions of plankton, including where they are found, how they are caught, and...
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Ocean Zones

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can organisms light up in water? Bioluminescence is light produced in a chemical reaction that can occur in an organism's body. First, learners determine what happens to light/color as you move into the deep ocean. In groups, they...
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Exploring Maps: Lesson 2 Guide: Navigation

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore and examine how maps have been used in navigation. They research how travelers collected observations to keep track of their positions and plotted information on maps. Each student then makes a Mercator projection...
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Break an Egg

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research antarctic wildlife and create a diorama and fact sheet to present their research to the class. They create an Antarctic explorer's journal.
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Exploring Alaska's Seamounts - Volcanoes, Plates, and Chains

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the formation of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska. For this seamount lesson, student focus on how the Axial-Cobb-Eikelberg-Patton chain was formed. They learn the associated vocabulary, and watch a teacher demonstration...
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Scott of the Antarctic

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders locate places on a map.  For this Reading lesson, 6th graders read a story and answer questions.