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Day 1
1. Take another look at the picture on the first page of the book. In what
season do you think this story takes place? Give two reasons why you think
this.

Season:

Reason #1:

Reason #2:

2. Name and draw one animal which is found in the Arctic, then give two
interesting facts about the animal you drew.
Fact #1:
Animal:

Fact #2:

3. What is the average temperature in the Arctic? °F


4. Find the difference between the temperature outside school and the Arctic:

School Temperature
30° F 45° F 23° F 39° F 67° F

Average Arctic
°F °F °F °F °F
Temperature
Difference

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Day 1 (continued)
5. Based on your research, color the land that is in the Arctic yellow and the
water that is in the Arctic blue:

6. Do you live in the Arctic? (circle one): Yes or No

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Day 2
1. Based on your research, name three cold-blooded animals:

#1.

#2.

#3.

2. Are humans cold-blooded animals? How do you know?

3. Would you like to be a cold-blooded animal? Why or why not?

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Day 2 (continued)

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Day 3
1. Based on your reading, what is the purpose of insulation?

2. Why is it important for animals in the Arctic to have insulation?

3. Name three Arctic animals and describe their forms of insulation:

ANIMAL TYPE OF INSULATION

4. Given the temperature in the school building without insulation and the
temperature in the school building with insulation, find the difference
between the two temperatures:

With insulation
75° F 64° F 68° F 72° F 59° F

Without insulation
63° F 59° F 57° F 70° F 49° F

Difference

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Day 4
1. Name three Arctic mammals that have blubber:

#1.

#1.

#1.

2. What did the Arctic native people use blubber for? How did this affect the
population of whales?

3. Humans do not use blubber to stay warm. What do you think helps
humans stay warm instead of blubber?

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Day 4 (continued)
4. What group of people lived in igloos?

5. Why do you think it is important to cut a hole in the side of an igloo?

6. Through your research you have learned that snow can be used as an
insulator and that some animals build tunnels through the snow so they can
get around without going out in the cold winter air. Have you ever built a
snow tunnel? Have you ever seen enough snow that you could make a
snow tunnel? If so, tell about that experience. If not, tell about your
favorite snow experience.

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Day 5
1. After reading some of the responses from students like you who
participated in the experiment, do you think the thick wool sock or glove
acted as an insulator? Why or why not?

2. Now that you have learned about the importance of insulation in keeping
people and animals warm, create and tell about your own animal that could
live in the Arctic. Remember: if it is going to live in the Arctic, it is going to
need insulation!

Information about your animal:


Animal:

Type(s) of insulation your animal will have:

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Day 5 (continued)
If you were in Ms. Frizzle’s class, do you think you would have enjoyed taking a
field trip to the Arctic? Why or why not? Where else would you like to take a
field trip? What would you like to learn there? Write your answer in complete
sentences.

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