Science KS1 / KS2: Emperor Penguins (no narration)

This films gives viewers an insight into the wonderful world of an Emperor Penguin.

An Emperor Penguin lays an egg and we see her baby being born.

This clip shows the relationship of the family in their harsh habitat and cold Antarctic climate they live in.

This clip is from the series Wonders of Nature.

Teacher Notes

After viewing the clip, ask: "How do the penguins cope with the cold and snowy Antarctic weather?"

Collect pupils' responses.

Help the pupils to find the penguins' home in the Antarctic region, on a globe or world map.

The children could go on to practice moving like Emperor Penguins.

They could work as a group to re-enact the life of the penguin colony they saw on the clip.

The class could develop these movements into a dance routine to illustrate the life of a penguin colony.

They could find out more about Emperor Penguins from books and webpages, to add detail to their dance.

They could perform their finished routine in a school assembly.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Science at KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland or First and Second Level in Scotland.