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Polar Mission - A Message in Inuktitut

  • Biodôme
Use the glossary to learn the name for caribou in Inuktitut
Photo: Fotophilius

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Description of the activity

Students receive a message from our Inuit correspondent, Siqiniq. Since some of the words are in Inuktitut, students will have to refer to a glossary to understand them. They can check their answers with a quiz.

Equipment needed by the student

  • Copies of activity sheets
  • Crayons

Equipment necessary for the teacher

  • Printer


Make enough copies of activity sheets, one for each child.

Refresher course

  • Ask students to name some of the living and non-living parts of an ecosystem.
  • Ask students to identify the environmental problems discussed in the Hoo-ee-tsoom game, in the Arctic and Antarctic regions (Arctic: pollution; Antarctic: krill fishing).
  • Ask students which polar region is home to penguins, and which to auks. (Penguins live in the Antarctic or South Pole region, and auks live in the Arctic, or North Pole region.)
  • Ask students to name some animals living in the Labrador Coast ecosystem at the Biodôme (Atlantic puffin, black guillemot, common murre, razorbill auk and king eider).
  • Ask students to name some animals living in the Sub-Antarctic Islands ecosystem at the Biodôme (king penguin, gentoo penguin, rockhopper penguin and macaroni penguin).

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Elementary cycle three

Number of students per group

Individual activity


30 minutes

Activity Sheets

Polar Mission - A Message in Inuktitut[PDF - 154.23 KB - 2 pages]

Schedules for teachers

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