Friday, March 9, 2012

Mini Unit Study/Antarctica versus Arctic

Inspired by the movie "Mr.Popper's Penguins,"we did a mini unit study comparing Antarctica the continent to The Arctic waters of the Northern Hemisphere. It was a great way to memorize a continent, study the difference in animal life and compare and contrast the North and South Polar regions. We started with a printed unit study that I found at Pocket Watch Games. Using this as my base I picked up some craft and station ideas over at Living Montessori Now.  We made marshmallow igloos which I somehow forgot to take pictures of and we compared shaved ice and water under the microscope.

We had sensory stations including finger writing in salt "snow."

Another sensory station involved glass stones and sea life of Antarctica.

We also had a penguin making station.

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