Explore the unique environment of the earth’s polar regions in hands-on storybook. Children will discover that the Arctic and Antarctic hold fascinating scientific wonders and mysteries. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fun trivia support the 25 interactive projects, activities, and experiments.
Topics include the harsh polar climate, the immense Arctic tundra biome, the intriguing Northern Lights, vast glaciers, long frozen lakes, remarkable animals and plants, and brave explorers. The importance of conservation is also discussed. There are a few references to ancient physical features that assume an earth that is millions of years old.
Some of the projects are: making your own compass, bending light, crafting a flying snowy owl, building a toboggan, and creating a “dogloo.” The book includes vocabulary lists, a glossary, and suggested extension activities and resources.
Ideal as a supplement for any science, geography, or unit study curriculum, or as a stand-alone hands-on “living book” for upper elementary and intermediate science or geography program.
Amazing Arctic & Antarctic Projects
Publisher: Nomad Press
Page Count: 122
Author: Carmella Van Vleet
Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Topic: Science, Biomes, Earth Science