Arctic Habitats

The Arctic isn’t just cool, it’s cold! The Arctic is an area that includes parts of Canada, Greenland, Russia, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States (Alaska). In this movie, you'll learn that the Arctic is around the North Pole, and Earth's tilt and its orbit around the Sun cause the Arctic to experience just a few hours of sunlight in the winter. You’ll find out how plants and animals have adapted to survive in this cold, windy environment. You'll also learn about different native people from the Arctic, such as the Inuit and Sámi. Find out how the Arctic is changing because of global warming and how this might cause problems for some Arctic plants and animals.

Arctic Habitats Background Information for Teachers and Families

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about Arctic habitats. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Arctic Habitats. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Habiwhat? Lesson Plan: Podcasting About Animals and Their Habitats

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore habitats. They will identify animals belonging to specific habitats, and create podcasts describing an animal and its habitat. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Comparing Habitats Lesson Plan: Rainforest, Desert, or Freshwater?

In this multi-day lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about three different habitats in which animals live (rainforest, desert, and freshwater). Students chart how different animals survive in their habitat by working on a class poster, and compare and contrast different animals in different habitats. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Arctic Habitats Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Arctic habitats. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Arctic Habitats topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »