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Activity One - Polar Habitats Collage

Activity 1
Polar Habitats Collage

  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitat
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Activity Two - Antarctica Map

Activity 2
Antarctica Map

  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.3a identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
Activity Three -  Polar Animal Adaptations

Activity 3
Polar Animal Adaptations

  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Activity Four - Food Chains In Antarctica

Activity 4
Food Chains In Antarctica

  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • Sc2/2.1d describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
Activity Five - Blubber Investigation

Activity 5
Blubber Investigation

  • Large bowl / container
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
  • 125g lard / vegetable shortening (room temperature)
  • 2 sandwich bags
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
Activity Six - Waterproof Feathers Investigation

Activity 6
Waterproof Feathers Investigation

  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
Activity Seven - Create Antarctica

Activity 7
Create Antarctica

  • Plastic container
  • Water
  • Small rocks / pebbles
  • Leaf
  • Optional:
  • Animal figurines
  • Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collection

Theses series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats, including amphibians.

Activity One - Polar Habitats Collage
Activity 1
Polar Habitats Collage
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitat
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Downloads:
Activity Two - Antarctica Map
Activity 2
Antarctica Map
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ge1/1.1a name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • Ge1/1.3a identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • Ge1/1.4a use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage
Downloads:
Activity Three - Polar Animal Adaptations
Activity 3
Polar Animal Adaptations
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Downloads:
Activity Four - Food Chains In Antarctica
Activity 4
Food Chains In Antarctica
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • Sc2/2.1d describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
Downloads:
Activity Five - Blubber Investigation
Activity 5
Blubber Investigation
Practical Resources:
  • Large bowl / container
  • Ice cubes
  • Water
  • 125g lard / vegetable shortening (room temperature)
  • 2 sandwich bags
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
Downloads:
Activity Six - Waterproof Feathers Investigation
Activity 6
Waterproof Feathers Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc2/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
Downloads:
Activity Seven - Create Antarctica
Activity 7
Create Antarctica
Practical Resources:
  • Plastic container
  • Water
  • Small rocks / pebbles
  • Leaf
  • Optional:
  • Animal figurines
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • Sc2/1.5 using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Downloads:
Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collection

Theses series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats.

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