Arctic Animals

Arctic Animals is a classroom presentation focusing on Saskatchewan and Canadian animals, their needs, and adaptations for survival.  Several taxidermy mounts and specimens, as well as large posters are used as visual and tactile aids.  Presentation time is about 45 minutes and at least 2 large tables are needed. The presentation focuses on the following species:

Muskox Caribou Beluga Whale
Arctic Loon Ptarmigan Arctic Tern
Common Loon Harbour Seal Kestrel
Snowy Owl Whooping Crane Peregrine Falcon
Polar Bear Walrus Rough Legged Hawk
Arctic Tundra Wolf        Pica Arctic Hare
Hoary Marmot Arctic Ground Squirrel  

Hinterland Who's Who - Muskox Video

Muskox High Speed Collision - Video

Wolves Hunting Muskox - Video


Curriculum Connections   Outcomes Indicators
Grade 1 Science
LT1.1 Differentiate between living things according to observable characteristics, including appearance and behaviour H,I,L
  Science LT1.2 Analyze different way in which plants, animals, and humans interact with various natural and constructed environments to meet their basic needs A,C,E,F,I
  Science DS1.2 Compare and represent daily and seasonal changes of natural phenomena through observing, measuring, sequencing, and recording A,B,D,F
Grade 2
Science AN2.1 Analyze the growth and development of familiar animals, including birds, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, during their life cycles D
  Science AN2.3 Assess the interdependance of humans and animals in natural and constructed environments A,D