National Wildlife Federation: Massive Migrations (Grades 3-8; K-2)

Students map and calculate the migration routes of arctic species to learn that animals that spend part of their lives in the arctic are connected to other parts of the world for food and shelter.

Learning Objectives
Students will be able to:
✔ Measure the distances traveled by migratory arctic bird species.
✔ Identify arctic species that spend parts of the year in their own local areas.
✔ Explain how migratory arctic species meet their habitat requirements in various regions.


Grade Level: 3-8; K-2
Time: one class period
Subjects: geography, science
Skills: research, synthesis

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Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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