Reproducibles, lessons, and web links for teaching students about penguins
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Use this discussion guide and extension activities to teach with Mr. Popper's Penguins by Florence and Richard Atwater.
Penguin Pete returns from another adventure with his friend Walter Whale only to meet Pat, the penguin of his dreams. What follows is love, marriage, and a new baby penguin.
Familiarize students with all the words in Mr. Popper's Penguins by having them research and discuss the meanings.
Discover More: Penguins provides an opportunity for class discussions about animal adaptation, main idea and details, and science content-area vocabulary. Activities will engage students in creating penguin fact sheets, penguin graphs, and penguin presentations based on research and creative projects.
Students learn about aquatic aquariums while exercises their language arts, social studies, math, art, and music and movement abilities.
Articles and News About Penguins
Imagine living in the cold and quiet of Antarctica—where the only other living creatures in sight are penguins! That’s exactly what filmmakers of the documentary March of the Penguins did. Learn more about their experience making the film.
Learn about an emperor penguin chick's life in this video from Let's Find Out magazine.
A lost penguin, named Tomás by the locals, winds up wandering the capital of Peru
A hunk of ice about the size of the state of Connecticut has started to collapse in Antarctica. According to satellite images, about 160 square miles of the Wilkins Ice Shelf shows massive cracking, scientists from the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center have reported.
Stars of Happy Feet face decline in population as Antarctic climate warms
Kid Reporter Damien Murphy interviews actor Jim Carrey about his new movie Mr. Popper's Penguins and the fun and hazards of working with penguins.
Find out about how penguins' bodies help them survive in arctic regions.
Find out how penguins use their bodies to survive in arctic regions.
Online Learning Activities
The work of scientists who are striving to preserve the pristine environment and unique species of the Galápagos Islands is detailed in this book filled with many colorful photographs.
The Galapagos Islands have unique plant and animal life because they are oceanic islands that were never attached to the mainland. Learn about this strange and beautiful place which scientists at the Charles Darwin Research Station are working to preserve