Arctic vs. Antarctic
Student will describe the properties of the Arctic and
Student will write a report citing the similarities and
differences of the two regions.
Students will find the Arctic and the Antarctic on
a map. They should come up with the observation that
they are on the top and the bottom of the earth.
Students should either brainstorm what they know OR
they could make a Venn diagram showing what they know
Students will then be broken into two groups: the Arctic
Group and the Antarctic group. Those groups will be further
divided into pairs (or they could work individually)
and find information on the following: the amount of
land, the pole contained, the temperature, the land animals
and the amount of sunlight. Students may use the Internet
or text material available to them.
The groups will report back to the main group. As the
reports are made, students will fill in the chart provided
on the worksheet.
||Is a continent
||Coldest Temp on Earth
||Sun never sets in summer
||Same but reversed season in the south
Students should report to the class the information that
Writing rubric below will be used to evaluate the comparative