Land of the Midnight Sun

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From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This lesson plan would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
  • Offers a number of ideas for extending learning about seasons in the Arctic
  • Worksheet includes pictures and diagrams that support an understanding of Arctic seasons
  • Provides a list of key vocabulary that supports the lesson
  • An in-depth explanation of the Earth's planetary motion is required to support learning about seasonal change