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The Arctic and Antarctica
Subject: Science/Earth Science (The Arctic and Antarctica)
Ages: 10+; Elementary - High School;
Length: Film Clip: 40 minutes, 30 seconds; Lesson: One and a half 45 - 55 minute class periods, depending upon the extent to which the supplementary materials are discussed with the class.
Excerpts from the Complete Snippet Lesson Plan
Learner Outcomes/Objectives: Students will be introduced to the arctic and the Antarctic and some of the fascinating animals who inhabit those regions, including hump back whales, emperor penguins, polar bears, arctic foxes, sea lions and many others.
Rationale: The arctic and Antarctica are important geological areas seldom directly experienced by people. Watching a film is an excellent way to widen student perspectives and stimulate interest.
Description of the Film Clips: This is a portion of the Planet Earth chapter on Ice Worlds.
USING THE FILM CLIP IN THE CLASSROOM
Prepare for class by deciding which of the supplemental materials to present to the class. Cue the DVD to the beginning of the film clip. After playing the clip, present the supplemental materials.[The complete Snippet Lesson Plan contains supplemental materials about the arctic and antarctic.]
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Snippet Lesson Plans are based on short subjects or film clips. They are ideal for classroom use because the video segments are less than 40 minutes in length.
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