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69 resources with the concept hibernation

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It's Not Easy Being Grizz

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Grizzly bears can be up to 600 pounds and require a great deal of food, especially to survive hibernation. Comprised of multiple games, the third lesson of five only uses one setup. Pupils run around a large field, sorting and collecting...
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Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
What a fantastic collection of activities for celebrating Groundhog Day! This resource includes a variety of holiday reading selections, groundhog facts, links to printables, story comprehension lessons, and much more!
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Licking Bees and Pulping Trees: The Reign of a Wasp Queen

For Students 6th - 12th
The life of a wasp queen is detailed in a short animated video that follows her attempts to emerge from hibernation, locate a nesting place, and create a new colony. 
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Why Do Bears Sleep All Winter?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Hibernation is the focus of a lesson that looks closely at bears. A read-aloud introduces the lesson's topic with an engaging picture book. A whole-class discussion answers who, what, where, when, why, and how bears hibernate. Scholars...
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For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What is hibernation? Which animals hibernate and which don't? A 40-page packet on hibernation includes graphic organizers, reading passages and pictures about animals that hibernate, task cards, templates for a hibernation booklet,...
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Seasonal Science: Hibernation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without access to water, humans survive only a few days yet animals that hibernate seem to survive without water for months. Learn how animals survive hibernation in a video that is part of the Seasonal Science series. It addresses many...
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How Does Hibernation Work?

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you know animals hibernate all around the world, even in the deserts and tropical rain forests? How do these animals reach extreme body temperatures and undergo a decreased heart rate that would be deadly to non-hibernating animals?...
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The Ladybug Love-In: A Valentine's Special

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ladybugs live alone most of the year but gather together for winter. An informative video explains that this gathering serves two purposes: mating and hibernating. 
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Birds that Hibernate in Lakes?!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Birds seem to disappear at various times of the year, and many early theories about this phenomenon turned out to be wrong. The video introduces two of these theories as well as how scientists learned the truth. It explains a few...
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A Cold Bear

For Students 1st Standards
Who is the main character and how does this character prepare for winter? As learners read a short passage, they think about how the bear is preparing for hibernation and respond to five questions about what they read.
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Where do Bears go in Winter?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Do bears really sleep for an entire season? Six multiple choice questions and a drawing activity make up a activity that tests scholars' comprehension skills after reading about bears during winter. 
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Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons

For Students Pre-K - 4th
Listen as the speaker reads Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons. The video shows the illustrations in the book, but not the words. It even introduces the most famous groundhog, Punxatawney Phil.
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Fun Facts About Groundhogs

For Students K - 5th
Punxatawney Phil is a woodchuck, or more famously known as a groundhog. This furry little creature enjoys chewing on wood and hibernating in the winter, but when he wakes up and sees his shadow, the next few weeks of winter or spring...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
What's the difference between hibernation and a good nap? Find out with an engaging life science activity that compares the hibernation habits of grizzly bears and marmots. After learners read an informational passage about each mammal,...
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Winter Survival/Hike

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Hibernation isn't just about staying fed, it's about staying warm. Young environmentalists explore the importance of staying warm in the wilderness with a short lesson about surviving in the wild. Using gelatin to represent warm-blooded...
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A Time for All Seasons - Winter

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
As the days get shorter and a chill enters the air, it's time to start teaching your little ones about the wondrous winter season. Through a series of teacher demonstrations, whole-class read alouds and discussions, and hands-on...
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Blubber Mits - Tundra Adaptions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
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A Time for All Seasons - Spring

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fun primary grade science unit. Engaging young scientists with a variety of hands-on activities and inquiry-based investigations, these lessons are a great way to teach children about seasonal...
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Weather Watch Activity Guide: Groundhog Day

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Exactly what do groundhogs know about weather? Not as much as your science students will after completing these lessons and activities that cover everything from the earth's rotation and the creation of shadows, to cloud...
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Groundhog Day

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Don't miss this resource when Groundhog Day arrives! Youngsters read the book Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons and practice reading comprehension skills, and then choose from a series of engaging, cross-curricular activities to help...
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Groundhog Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
A simple activity for a simple, but special, holiday. Young learners read a brief history of Groundhog Day, practice reading aloud, and then discuss how shadows are formed.
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Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science lesson. To...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Cute is the word for this interactive hibernation presentation! Click on the brightly-colored cartoon graphics of different animals to find out whether or not they hibernate over the winter. Read why certain animals hibernate. 
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Meredith Viera: Hibernate

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Before a discussion involving animals that hibernate, this video, featuring Meredith Viera, could be used to introduce the concept. Through a visual representation, the short video shows what hibernation means.