Antarctic Animal Research Guides

Antarctic Animal Research Guides
Antarctic Animal Research Guides
Antarctic Animal Research Guides
Antarctic Animal Research Guides
Antarctic Animal Research Guides
Antarctic Animal Research Guides
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Antarctic Animal Research Guides for Grades K-5

Note: This resource is part of a money-saving BUNDLE you can purchase here:

Arctic and Antarctic Animal Research Bundle

This is part of a new series I’m developing called “Bite-Size Research Guides”. These are designed to be completed in one or two class sessions. Great for the library media specialist who sees students weekly or classroom teachers who are in need of a research project that doesn’t require hours of time but is still educationally valuable. Included are four different versions of research guides featuring 13 different Antarctic animals.

Please download the PREVIEW to see samples of the four different versions.

The first two sets of research guides use the “3-2-1 Strategy” concept. Students read informational texts (online or print) about the selected animal and write three facts that they learned about this animal, two opinions they have about this animal and one question that they would like to ask about the animal. This strategy does encourage deeper thinking and often leads to students wanting to learn more about these Arctic animals (particularly when they write down their questions!). The first set includes handwriting lines for younger learnings and the second set has no lines for older students.

The third version is designed for the very young researcher. It is a graphic organizer that uses the “Can, Have, Are” strategy.

The fourth version is an informational sheet for students to help students collect information about their Antarctic animal.

Our district has a paid subscription to PebbleGo, which is an excellent informational text database for younger or ESL learners. Several of the Antarctic animals I’ve included can be researched using PebbleGo. If you don’t have access to PebbleGo, you should be able to use these research guides using print or other online resources that you have access to.

These guides encourage students to learn more about:

Adélie Penguin*

Arctic Tern*

Black-Browed Albatross

Blue Whale*

Elephant Seal

Emperor Penguin*

Humpback Whale*

Killer Whale*

Minke Whale

Rockhopper Penguin

Spectacled Porpoise

Sperm Whale*

Weddell Seal* (PebbleGo has general info on “Seals”)

*Included in PebbleGo Database

This activity aligns with the following standards:

Common Core

1st Grade: R.I. 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.10, W.1.8
2nd Grade: R.I. 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.10, W.2.8
3rd Grade: R.I. 3.1, 3.5, W.3.8
4th Grade: R.I. 4.1, W.4.8
5th Grade: R.I. 5.1, 5.7, W.5.8

AASL: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.6

ISTE: Strand 3

You may be interested in my Black History Encyclopedia Task Cards with self-checking QR codes:

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You may also be interested in my January Encyclopedia Research Task Cards with Self-Checking QR Codes:

January Encyclopedia Research Task Cards with Self-Checking QR Codes

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