The Arctic vs. the Antarctic: Polar Opposites?
Activity: Students compare and contrast the two regions, creating a Venn diagram.
- Have students locate the Antarctic on your classroom map.
- If the North Pole is in the Arctic, what do they expect to find in the Antarctic?
- Visit the site "North Pole/South Pole: Are They Different?" and have students create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two regions' geography, climate, flora and fauna, and so on.
- Hang the diagram on the bulletin board, connecting it with colorful ribbon to the North Pole and the South Pole on your world map.