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Mini Unit Study on Arctic Animal

My kids love animals, I love animals so focusing on homeschool lessons around animals is easy and welcoming, and something I know we’re all going to enjoy doing. This one is focusing on Antarctic and Arctic animal. I think we have such an interest in the colder climate animals after living through cold Saskatchewan winters ourselves.

All About Arctic Animals

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This is designed more for younger learners, say grades k-2. But the beauty of homeschooling is that you can use a resource for your kids that are older than the recommended ages just by changing simple things. Like the books you read.

This mini unit study includes a slideshow presentation in PowerPoint and Google Slides too.

I have included two different reading lists from Amazon: one for early readers and one for more advanced readers, or older kids needing more information.

We did this fun Arctic Animals science experiment a few years ago for the first time and loved learning from it. There is a lot of build up with you are about to stick your hand into a bowl of icy water, even when you know you aren’t going to feel the cold.

There are a lot ways you can take this mini study in your homeschool as a way to start learning about animals.

Learn about:

  • Arctic Hare
  • Beluga Whale
  • Caribou
  • Moose
  • Penguin
  • Polar Bear
  • Seal
  • Walrus
  • Arctic Fox
  • Snowy Owl
  • Arctic Wolf
Arctic Animal Science Experiment

Arctic Animal Reading List

Arctic Animal Documentaries to Watch


  • Night on Earth – Shot in the Dark
  • Hold the Dark

Amazon Prime

  • Antarctica: A Year on Ice
  • Wildest Antarctica
  • Explore the Arctic
  • Under an Arctic Sky
  • White Wolves
  • Wonders of the Arctic
  • Living with Polar Bears

Curiosity Stream

  • Polar Bears
  • Survival in the Ice Kingdom: Polar Bears
  • Penguin Central
Arctic Animals

More Movies & TV Shows for You to Check Out


  • Happy Feet (Cartoon)

Amazon Prime

  • Inui

Arctic Animal TV Series to Watch

  • 72 of the Cutest Animals – Episodes 10 & 11
  • Doctor Oakley – Yukon Vet

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Arctic Animals – Science Experiment

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