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Students explore the sounds around them. In this listening and literacy lesson, students listen to their teacher read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and discuss the different sounds from the book. Students go on a walk and identify the outdoor sounds around them. As a class, they create a book with all the sounds they heard on their walk.
Students explore the sounds of outdoors. In this sound and literacy lesson, students read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and then listen to a tape of nature sounds. Students record their own nature sounds and collaborate to author a book titled Children, Children, What Do You Hear?.
Learners use technology and listening skills to explore the sounds of their environment. In this environment observation lesson, students read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? in order to identify the sounds in the story; these are recorded on chart paper. Learners listen to recordings of sounds on a tape recorder to practice identifying the sounds that they hear. Students then create their own book following the patterned text used in the original story.
Students generate vocabulary words synonymous or related to "noise." In this literacy lesson, students listen to the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle and discuss the meaning of vocabulary words such as "bellowing" and "yelping" from the story. Using the word pattern of the book, students write their own, "What do you hear?" sentence.
Students explore the sense of hearing. In this human biology lesson, students listen to the story Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and give examples of how they use their sense of hearing everyday. Students pass around plastic eggs and use their sense of hearing to determine what is inside of the eggs.
Students write about a specific animal. For this animal science lesson, students read the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and name various kinds of animals. Students choose one animal and use a graphic organizer to write down one fact about their animal.
Students recall the name of each bear type after we have discussed each type. They discover a bear picture at their seat. They color their favorite bear as it would really look out in the wild.
Students listen to the book "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" and play instruments.
Students make a model of a polar bear and discuss why fur/skin color is important. They also perform a simple experiment using black and white socks to determine how color affects temperature.
Students research bears and their characteristics with a specific study on North American bears and polar bears. In this bear study lesson, students read books about polar bears and wild bears. Students complete activities to further study polar bears, grizzly bears, and Alaskan brown bears.
Students participate in a prey-predator game. After reading background information, they discover the impact from the changes global warming presents to the polar bears and ringed seals. They role play the role of either the seal or polar bear in the game.
Students investigate the various aspects associated with living things while also concentrating on their basic needs. They explore the aspects of movement and growth in plants and animals. This is done through research and other different activities.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Learners explore the function of the ears. In this sense of hearing lesson, students read the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear and discuss the things the Polar Bear heard. Learners construct simple musical instruments and use their ears to identify the sounds of the instrument.
First graders read a story about polar bears and make observations as they read. In this observations lesson plan, 1st graders listen carefully and sing a bear chant.
In this Little Polar Bear worksheet, students view a video of the story, and then sequence sentences that match the story. Students sequence 6 sentences.
Students complete an integrated unit on bears. They read numerous books about bears, create a bear puppet, act-out stories, create a polar bear painting, participate in a Teddy Bear Picnic, and conduct a Teddy Bear parade.
Third graders apply the design process by creating a suitable environment for a polar bear relocating to a zoo in Ohio.  In this life science lesson, 3rd graders work in groups to state the problem, identify possible solutions, and choose one solution using their knowledge of polar bears' environments.
Students investigate how polar bears stay warm in arctic climates. In this polar bear lesson, students listen to The Little Bear by Hans de Beer before talking about how polar bears stay warm. They experiment with a "blubber glove" to determine how the bear's layer of fat helps it to stay warm in the cold waters. They complete a worksheet (not included) as an assessment.
Students read an Inuit legend about a brave polar bear. In this fiction instructional activity, students discuss the book "The Polar Bear's Gift." Students use graphic organizers to list different types of gifts. Students then make a list of positive character traits that they have or they see in others.

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