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 food worth various points of energy, simulating grizzly bears planning for hibernation.
- Design an assessment with multiple options including writing a story, drawing a painting, graphing seasonal changes in diets, etc.
- Activity requires a large outdoor area at least 100 feet in diameter
- Unusual supplies require planning ahead, such as playground cones and tag-board signs and papers
- Offers cross-curricular connections to ecology, geography, and mathematics
- Game variations aptly simulate good and bad seasons, population expansion, and more
- Includes discussion questions about bear sanctuaries and species population levels