At-Home Activities: Polar Quest - Discover Natural Wonders

November 30 – December 4

Workshop Classes Activities

  1. Craft – Northern Lights

  2. Key Points – Polar Natural Wonders

  3. Collaborative – Sea Ice Experiment

  4. Language Arts – Oil Drilling Debate

  5. Math/Logic – Polar Temperatures

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Telegraph Science

  7. Big Activity – Aurora Science Project

  8. Movement - Freeze Tag

At-Home Activities

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  • various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to the poles

  • journal or lined paper

  • die

  • index cards or blank post cards

  • toothpicks

  • Styrofoam balls, gum drops, jelly beans, and/or mini marshmallows


  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to the poles



  • “The Titanic hit the iceberg not because they could not see it coming but because they could not change direction.” - Dean Devlin

  • “When I look at the northern lights ... I see our ancestors dancing around a sacred fire, lighting the way for us when it's time for us to cross over from this physical world and join them.” - Molly Larkin

Language arts lesson

  • A how-to piece tells how to do something in step-by-step sequence. Here are six steps to follow when you write a how-to piece.

  1. Choose something you have done many times.

  2. Think about how you do it.

  3. Make a list of all the things you do.

  4. Review your list to make sure you haven’t left anything out.

  5. Rewrite your list into numbered steps.

  6. See if a friend can follow the steps.

Writing Activity

  • Write a how-to piece on something. You can write about how to wrap a present, how to make a sandwich, or how to bathe a dog, etc.


  • If I was stranded in the South Pole, I would want a trunk with these things in it...