Resource Type
Lesson
Region
Arctic
Completion Time
About a week
Grade
Middle School and Up
Permission
Download, Share, and Remix
Author(s)
Rob Wilder
Materials
Computer and Internet access
Art supplies (optional)
Recording device for the radio spot
Topic
General Earth Science
General Life Science
Ecology
Evolution and Diversity
Subsistence
Human Evolution
Organisms and Their Environments
Oceanography
Water Cycle, Weather, and Climate
General Environmental Studies
General Polar Science
General Polar Careers
Snow and Ice Science
Geography

Overview

The students' task is to produce a brochure for both the Arctic and the Antarctic. These brochures will be used by the representatives of "Here We Go Travel" to advertise the virtues of traveling to both polar regions. The students will produce a 45 second radio spot that they will write and record as part of their overall project.

Objective

  • The students will learn facts about the polar regions relating to the geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous people found, or not, at each of the poles.

  • To be able to distinguish between the two polar regions in terms of geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous people.

  • To have the students produce a travel brochure and radio spot for each of the polar regions.

Preparation

Reserve the school's computer lab if available. Gather the art supplies needed to produce the brochures.

Procedure

The students work in groups of 3-4 to research and prepare the brochures and radio spots. I usually give them 1 to 2 days in the computer lab and/or classroom to prepare. The radio spots must also be written and turned in the day everything is due. This is also the day they record their ads. We listen that day or the next depending on time available.

Credits

Rob Wilder, rwilder [at] spart7.org

Standards

5-8 9-12 Content Standard C: Life Science: Content Standard F: Science In Personal and Social Perspectives: d. Populations and ecosystems e. Diversity and adaptations of organisms b. Populations, resources, and environments c. Natural hazards Content Standard C: Life Science: Content Standard F: Science In Personal and Social Perspectives: c. Biological evolution a. Personal and community health c. Natural resources d. Environmental quality

Standards Other

n/a

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