Meet Arctic Animals
Class teams write a report on
Arctic animals and their habitats.
- Even though the Arctic is covered with ice,
it is home to many kinds of animals.
Have students visit the sites listed below
to learn about the region's wildlife, such as
polar bears, arctic foxes, caribou, and walruses.
- Divide the class into small groups and ask
them to choose an animal they'd like to research.
Have each group write a short report about the
animal using the Web sites below, including
important information, such as its appearance,
habitat, and diet, and any interesting facts they
discover. They should also describe one way that
the creature has adapted to the cold climate.
Encourage them to illustrate their reports with
a picture of the animal, labeling special
characteristics, such as the polar bear's white fur
or the walrus's long tusks.
- Have groups present their reports to the class
and hang them on the Arctic bulletin board.
- As a fun follow-up activity, play What Am I?
A student gives three clues about an animal, and
class members must guess the answer.