- For younger readers, read If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor. Older readers can read Penguins Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle. Write down 10 facts that you learned.
Writing- Write a story about penguins that uses at least 5 facts that you have learned. You can use the picture found here: http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pdf.htm?penguin.pdf for your book cover. Lay the cover page over several blank pages and then cut along the outline of the penguin to make a penguin shaped booked. When the book is complete, you can either staple the pages together or bind them some other way.
Math- Use a website or books to find out the average height of several different types of penguins and make a bar graph showing what you learned. Some types of penguins include: Emperor, Fairy, King, Adelie, and Rockhopper.
- Practice percentages by playing this game: http://www.funbrain.com/penguin/index.html
- Practice number places with this game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/placethepenguin.shtml
Science- Watch March of the Penguins to learn more about the life of an Emperor Penguin.
Service- Put together a fundraiser in order to foster a Yellow Eyed Penguin chick for 1 year. It costs $20 for 1 year of fostering. You can learn more here: http://www.penguins.org.nz/content/foster-yep-chick Ideas for a service project include shoveling driveways/sidewalks for neighbors, helping with chores around the house, or making and selling penguin themed crafts.
Health- Penguins have blubber to help keep their bodies warm. To experience how blubber works, get a cup of ice water. Place your finger in the water to see just how cold it is. Then coat your finger in a thick layer of shortening and place it in the water again. Humans do not have blubber to protect their bodies from the extreme cold. Hypothermia and frostbite are 2 issues that people face when exposed to extreme cold. Learn about the symptoms of either one of these medical issues and create a poster telling others how to avoid getting them. Also be sure to learn how to treat the issue you choose.
Social Studies- Penguins live in a variety of climates and locations. Based on your earlier research (reading, writing, math), make a list of all the places where penguins live. Then use a world map to locate each of these locations.