Activity: Students compare and contrast the two regions, creating a Venn diagram.

  1. Have students locate the Antarctic on your classroom map.
  2. If the North Pole is in the Arctic, what do they expect to find in the Antarctic?
  3. 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.
  4. Hang the diagram on the bulletin board, connecting it with colorful ribbon to the North Pole and the South Pole on your world map.