The Wonderful World of Penguins

A short course that explores the amazing world of King Penguins in front of one of the world’s biggest colonies.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

100% Free Course

What is in this Course?

In this short course, we will start to discuss the wonderful world of penguins. Penguins are some of the most well-known birds in the Southern Ocean. These flightless birds are experts at swimming and diving, with their streamlined bodies and flippers that allow them to navigate the water with ease.

They also have thick layers of feathers and blubber to insulate them from the cold, making them well-equipped for life in the harsh environment of the ocean. The largest penguin colony on Earth is estimated to be around 2,000,000. How amazing!!

There are several species of penguins that live in Antarctica, including the Adelie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo, King, Macaroni, and Rockhopper and this week we are going to meet a few of them!

Teaching program

The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching about King Penguins. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.

Real World Learning

During this short course, students will develop their persuasive writing skills while exploring real-world issues. They will learn about persuasive devices, such as persuasive language and letter structure, to effectively communicate their concerns and suggestions. 

The focus will be on using these skills to write persuasive letters to Environment Ministers, advocating for the protection of ice caps and penguins. This activity promotes critical thinking, research, and real-world application of writing skills, empowering students to make a difference through their persuasive voices.