Arctic Animals

Arctic Animals is a classroom presentation focusing on Saskatchewan and Canadian animals, their needs, and adaptations for survival.

Content:

  • taxidermy mounts and specimens, as well as large posters are used   
  • 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  

Length of presentation:

  • 45 minutes

Setup:

  • Two (2) large tables, minimum

Online Resources:

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
  Science
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.
a,c,d,g,j
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