During this activity, students will create a memory game featuring the Arctic and, more particularly, the Arctic hare.

Links with Other Subjects
  • Language
  • Art
  • the game: 10 minutes
  • the lesson: 40 to 50 minutes

Before conducting this activity in the classroom, you will need to:
  • visit the Web site Ukaliq: The Arctic hare (http://nature.ca/ukaliq), read the sections relating to the organisms mentioned in the game (Characteristics, Eat and Be Eaten, Breeding Behaviour, Life Cycle, Traditional Use) and print examples of pictures of organisms to draw. The cards depict:
  1. Arctic fox
  2. Arctic hare (adult in winter)
  3. Arctic hare (baby in spring)
  4. Arctic willow
  5. Inuit hunter
  6. purple saxifrage
  • familiarize yourself with memory games (see Memory Game Rules below)
  • print the six playing-card templates (download the template 185 Kb PDF) and photocopy them so that each student or team of two students has a set of 12 cards
  • do the activity yourself so you can show the students.
Required Materials
  • computer with Internet access
  • copies of the card templates
  • coloured pencils
  • scissors
  • glu

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