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.
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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.
- Arctic Hare
- Beluga Whale
- Polar Bear
- Arctic Fox
- Snowy Owl
- Arctic Wolf
Arctic Animal Reading List
Arctic Animal Documentaries to Watch
- Night on Earth – Shot in the Dark
- Hold the Dark
- Antarctica: A Year on Ice
- Wildest Antarctica
- Explore the Arctic
- Under an Arctic Sky
- White Wolves
- Wonders of the Arctic
- Living with Polar Bears
- Polar Bears
- Survival in the Ice Kingdom: Polar Bears
- Penguin Central
More Movies & TV Shows for You to Check Out
- Happy Feet (Cartoon)
Arctic Animal TV Series to Watch
- 72 of the Cutest Animals – Episodes 10 & 11
- Doctor Oakley – Yukon Vet