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National Park Service

News Bearly Fit to Print

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
There are an average of three human fatalities by bears in North America every year, which is low when you compare it to the 26 killed by dogs and the 90 killed by lightning annually. The lesson encourages researching human-bear...
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Activity
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National Park Service

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Bear Facts

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners explore various kinds of bears and gather information about them.  In this research and habitats activity, students chart their bear information on large posters with illustrations of their bears. Learners map the locations...
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Organizer
Curriculum Corner

Hibernation

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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Johnson County Community College

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

All About Bears

For Students 1st Standards
Want to know all about bears? Read a passage about the way they look, how they live, and their lifestyles. The reading passage is followed by questions that ask what baby bears are called and in what ways some bears are different, to...
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Worksheet
Worksheet Web

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 worksheet that tests scholars' comprehension skills after reading about bears during winter. 
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Worksheet
A to Z Teacher Stuff

Word Search Match

For Students K - 5th Standards
Go beyond a traditional word search with a clue matching, word search combo. Scholars read clues, write the word that matches, then search for the word in a puzzle. Clues and words offer insight into the life of polar bears.
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National Park Service

Hibernation-Migration-Fascination

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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Worksheet
A to Z Teacher Stuff

Polar Bear Crossword

For Students K - 5th Standards
Show what you know about polar bears with a 10-question crossword puzzle. Questions pertain to a polar bears' habitat, food source, and more!
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Unit Plan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Animal Encounters: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 6)

For Teachers 5th
Denali National Park and the rain forests of Brazil are the settings for a series of lessons on animal encounters with grizzly bears and golden lion tamarins. The 32-page packet includes scripted lesson plans, activity suggestions, and...
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Unit Plan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Animal Encounters: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)

For Teachers 5th
To enrich their study of wild animals, fifth graders create a wildlife photography exhibit, create a book about animals that live in national parks, and plan a wild animal park for the animals living in their area.
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Printables
Curated OER

My Mini Book About...

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Elementary learners complete a mini book on polar bears. The resource contains four pages, each a quarter of a page, including one title page with a picture of a polar bear and a space for kids to write their names. 
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Lesson Plan
Wild BC

Bearly Any Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After reviewing food chains, your class members participate in an arctic predator-prey game that exemplifies the impact of climate change of food availability. If you are in a hurry, skip this instructional activity, but if you have the...
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Printables
Teacher Printables

My Flip Book About . . .

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Print these as two-sided handouts from which elementary entomologists can make a flip-style book about beetles (or a variety of other animals that are available as well). They research the habitat, food, and other interesting information...
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Printables
Teacher Printables

My Mini Book About …

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Take Your Pick of "Beary" Fun Activities.

For Teachers K - 2nd
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.
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Writing
Curated OER

Polar Bears

For Students 2nd - 3rd
What do you know about polar bears? Get your youngsters writing about these majestic animals with this short writing activity. They simply use the six words provided to create a short story about the picture provided. Review the words...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Introduce Vocabulary: Black Bear Cub (Lind)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Kids love reading stories! There are many opportunities to learn new words in context as budding readers listen to Alan Lind's story Black Bear Cub. They focus on seven nature-related vocabulary terms: cub, den, forage, lure, scarce,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Bears

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
The Grizzly, Polar, and Panda are all types of bears; they are also the topic of this informative presentation. Each slide contains numerous facts about bear habitats, food resources, and characteristics. Fun photographs, sound, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Polar Bears in Peril - Climate Change Culprit?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the changes in sea ice over several years. In this life science lesson, students review and examine 20 years of data. They use Excel to graph data and analyze trends.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Blubber Mittens:Adaptation to Cold Climates

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students get a first hand look at the benefit of a "blubber layer" in cold climates through a simulation using vegetable shortening and icy water. Through this simulation, students examine how adaptations help organisms survive.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Zoo-Goers Ready to Greet Baby Panda

For Students 2nd - 6th
The Smithsonian's National Zoo, also known as the Washington Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Youngsters read and discuss a news article about Tai Shan, baby panda that was one of the zoos most famous residents. They...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Giant Panda

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this science worksheet, students color in the picture that defines the animal and gives a short description of general information for it.