At-Home Activities: Polar Quest - Special Equipment

November 2-6

Workshop Class Activities

  1. Craft - Igloo

  2. Key Points – Polar Survival

  3. Collaborative – Magnetic North

  4. Language Arts – Drinkable Snow - writing instructions

  5. Math/Logic – Map Scale

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Fire Safety

  7. Big Activity - What Makes Seasons?

  8. Movement - Acting

At-Home Activities


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

• notebook or lined paper

• pencil

• paper map

• large paper

• measuring tape

• ruler

• blank game board

• game pieces such as Legos or coins

• game cards (included, or make your own)


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



  • "Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has yet been devised." - Cherry-Garrard

  • “If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.” - Andrew Denton

Language arts lesson

  • Ordinal number words are words representing position or rank in a sequential order. These are words like, “first”, “second”, and "third". They may be written with numerals and letter suffixes: 1st, 2nd or 2d, 3rd or 3d, 4th, 11th, 21st, 101st, 477th, etc. See more:

Writing Activity

  • Write instructions on how to do something such as going trick-or-treating, wrapping a present, or making a sandwich. Use ordinal numbers and include illustrations.


  • Journal prompt: “My favorite cartoon character is… I like him/her because...”


Math Concept

  • Maps are compressed versions of the real world. This means that a large piece of land is recreated onto a smaller piece of paper. The relationship between the real world size of a geographic feature and its representative feature on a map is known as scale. Scale is often represented as a ratio between the real world size and the size in units on the map. More about map scale: