Polar Living Things in a Shoebox


Use stuff you have at home and cut out of magazines or print out from the Internet and a shoe box to create a living things scene of the Arctic or Antarctic. What you decide to put in your scene is up to you, but it should show a specific living thing, group of living things or something about life in the Arctic or Antarctic.


For a real challenge, split your box in half and use one side to show Arctic scene and the other side to show an Antarctic scene or make a scene about a food web. Remember some things about Arctic and Antarctic living things are the same and some things are different. Make sure you make them look different in some ways.


Here are some questions you should think about as you build your diorama:

Polar Living Things Questions:


Here are a couple of sites that will help you build your diorama.

  1. Making a Shoebox Diorama
  2. How to Make a Diorama