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Directions

  1. Take out a sheet of notebook paper. Write your name, date, and grade on the first three lines.
    Antarctica is known for its extremely cold climate. How are animals able to survive such extreme temperatures?

  2. Read this article and take notes on your paper describing the various ways in which animals adapt to extreme temperatures. Be sure to underline the ones that will apply to animals of Antarctica.

Now you will perform a lab that demonstrates how natural insulation in animals of Antarctica protect them from extreme temperatures.

  1. View the video titled "Blubber Glove" on the right and complete the video lab.  Include Before, During and After drawings or photos of your lab. If you are including drawings of your lab, draw 3 boxes like the ones below on your paper to illustrate in.
    Boxes

  2. Be extra creative and create a lab journal of your experience.

  3. Turn your paper over on the back or take out a blank sheet of notebook paper.

  4. Choose an animal of Antarctica. Write that animal name as your title for this section.

  5. Draw a diagram of that shows how their its body keeps it warm from the inside. You may research more diagrams on *blubber.
Don’t forget to place this completed activity/product into the pocket of your white Journey into Reading envelope.

Return to Antarctica

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