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

Wolves vs Musk Oxen

A Muskox Face-Off


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
Grade 3 Science PL3.2 Analyze the interdependence among plants, individuals, society, and the environment. G,H,I
Grade 4 Science HC4.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals, including humans, within habitats and communities C,E,F,I
Science HC4.2 Analyze the structures and behaviours of plants and animals that enable them to exist in various habitats. A,B,C,G
Science HC4.3 Assess the effects of natural and human activities on habitats and communities, and propose actions to maintain or restore habitats. C,D,E
Grade 5 Science WE5.3 Analyze the impact of weather on society and the environment, including technologies that help humans address weather conditions. E
Grade 6 Science DL6.1 Recognize, describe, and appreciate the diversity of living things in local and other ecosystems, and explore related careers. D

DL6.4 Examine and describe structures and behaviours that help:

- individual living organisms survive in their environments in the short term

-species of living organisms adapt to their environments in the long term

Grade 7 Science IE7.4 Analyze how ecosystems change in response to natural and human influences, and propose actions to reduce the impact of human behaviour on a specific ecosystem. D,E,F