Investigating science through bears by Karlene Ray Smith, Anne Hudson Bush

By Karlene Ray Smith, Anne Hudson Bush

This advent to 1 of nature's most lovely animals-the bear-includes tutorial devices in technology and social reports that concentrate on polar, grizzly, black, and panda bears, between others. Even the teddy endure is integrated, with songs, poetry, and actions that may be integrated into the curriculum for unique lecture room celebrations. the various different actions provide new studying dimensions for the inventive instructor. Grades 2-5. (adaptable to different grades).

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Hudson and to the many students who have enjoyed learning about bears as much as we have enjoyed teaching about them. Copyright © 1994 Karlene Ray Smith and Anne Hudson Bush All Rights Reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. An exception is made for individual library media specialists and teachers who may make copies of activity sheets for classroom use in a single school.

Polar bear hunting can be very dangerous, especially if the polar bear is hungry. Hunting this giant of the north is a true test of bravery. Inuit boys dream of the day when they will kill their first polar bear. After a successful polar bear hunt, boys are considered men in the Inuit community. Page 10 ConservationThe Polar Bear's Future Today, governments in the United States, the former Soviet Union, Canada, Denmark, and Norway work together to protect the polar bears. During the past 300 years, thousands of polar bears were killed for sport as well as food and clothing.

This is a real problem for the males. Once the young cubs become yearlings they do not need to fear that they will be eaten by adult polar bears. The yearlings are too large and too smart to become a food source. They will try to eat food that belongs to older male bears. This makes the older bears angry. Many times the older bears will swipe the young bears with their paws or chase after them. Once the young bears discover that they are in trouble, they will cry for mother. Cubs are known as yearlings on their first birthday.

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