Why can't meerkats live in the North Pole?
In this geography driven study, we will be exploring the geography and science curriculum through the key question - 'Why can't meerkats live in the North Pole'?
As geographers, we will extend our knowledge of the hottest and coldest places on Earth, using globes and maps to identify the locations and climates of these different areas. Our geography skills will also be enhanced through gaining an understanding of why it is hotter nearer to the equator and also how the weather changes with the seasons in the UK.
By exploring why meerkats can't live in the North Pole, our scientific skills will be enhanced as we learn about how different animals adapt to their habitats and surroundings. Throughout this study, we will continually revisit and refine our skills to ensue that our 'golden nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!
The research questions for this term are: