Science Exploration: Grades 1-4
The About series has
a new installment! About Habitats: Polar
Regions details life in both the North and South Poles and shows how the
two environments differ. Each page provides an interesting fact along with a
beautiful illustration to provide context for the information.
After reading About
Habitats: Polar Regions aloud with your class, try this activity for
further study on Polar Regions and the animals and plants that live there.
- List the animals covered in About Habitats: Polar Regions on the
board after completing the book.
- Split the class into groups of three and
ask each group to choose one animal from the polar habitats.
- Take a class trip to the library and
have each group find a book about their chosen animal (If possible, ask the
librarian to preselect books for the appropriate reading level).
- Then, allow the groups to take turns
reading the book aloud to one another. Two students will take notes while the
remaining student reads. Notes should be about simple facts such as habitat,
color, food it eats, size, activity level, time of day it’s awake, average
litter size, etc.
- Have each group create a poster about
their animal using the simple facts that they gathered as well as images.
- Allow each group to present and enjoy
learning more in depth about the animals living in Polar Regions!
Click here for the full teacher’s guide for the About