I was going over the Special Days in January list with my boys and J got excited when he saw that “Penguin Awareness Day” was coming up Jan. 20. J is my kid who hardly ever gets excited about anything “school”. I wasn’t planning for a science/research study this week, but his excitement over penguins inspired me to plan a penguin study anyway. Below are the resources we found to incorporate the topic of penguins over several subjects and for all of our learning levels. I apologize for the few links that didn’t highlight in blue. I’m not sure what my technical difficulty is about, but I’m working on getting those fixed. Until then, you will need to copy and paste those links into your browser search bar.
Penguin Vocabulary Glossary – http://www.penguinscience.com/education/glossary.php
Penguin Information, Facts, Conservation, Photos – http://www.penguins-world.com/
Wonderful Mr. Rogers Neighborhood episode where he visits with penguins – http://pbskids.org/rogers/video_penguins.html
Video Footage taken from cameras strapped to the backs of Adélie penguins in waters off the coast of Antarctica – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2266392/The-astonishing-penguin-cam-video-reveals-ruthless-hunting-penguins-are.html
Kid friendly list and links to penguins featured in news articles – http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/search.shtml?v=&s=penguins
Cute Robotic Rovers Disguised as Penguin Chicks – article and video – http://www.livescience.com/48613-cute-robots-spy-on-penguins.html
See What a Penguin Looks Like Inside – skeletal, respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems – http://www.pinguins.info/Engels/Anatomiemap_eng.html (This is one of the links that didn’t highlight. It’s a great resource and worth the time to copy and paste the link.)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins resources – http://www.homeschoolshare.com/poppers_penguins.php
Penguin resources in the Polar Animal Unit Study – http://www.homeschoolshare.com/polar_animals_lapbook.php
More Penguin Resources and Videos – http://www.franw.com/2015/01/penguin-resources.html
Complete Penguin Teacher Guide in PDF – http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/teacher_resources/classroom_resources/teacher_guides/penguin_teacher_guide/index.php
Penguin Themed Math Lessons – http://www.mathwire.com/themes/themepen.html
Penguin Activities, Coloring Sheets and Word Puzzle Printables – http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/activities.htm
Penguin Themed Writing Paper Printables – http://www.teacherfiles.com/resources_bp_animals.htm
Penguins – Designed by God – article – https://answersingenesis.org/birds/penguins/
Bible wisdom demonstrated by penguins! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
“9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.”
Doesn’t this passage make you think of Antarctica?
“16 He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?”
Interactive Penguin Games – http://penguingamesonline.com/
Penguin Jokes and Riddles – http://www.enchantedlearning.com/jokes/animals/penguin.shtml
Step-By-Step How to Draw a Penguin Instructions – http://www.howtodrawanimals.net/how-to-draw-a-penguin
Egg Carton Penguin Craft – http://patchworkparent.blogspot.fr/2013/07/penguins-join-party_8.html
Penguin Cupcakes – http://foodnfemininity.blogspot.com/2011/11/penguin-cupcakes.html
Frozen Banana Penguins – http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/2014/06/party-food/kids-party-food-frozen-banana-penguins
Even though we are just beginning our penguin study , I can tell by the resources and our enthusiasm that it’s going to be great!