Prep for the Polar Walk in the classroom

In preparation for the Polar Walk, here are some educational materials for teachers and students to learn about Polar Bears, and discuss why walking to school can lower emissions and help the Polar bears…..

A great place to start learning about Polar Bears:

ww.polarbearsinternational.org

Great images of Polar Bears: 

http://danieljcox.photoshelter.com/gallery/Polar-Bears/G0000eQqctG_dmb8/

U of I featured Polar Bears here: 

http://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/newsevents/featurestories/amstrup

A lesson plan for grades 4-6 with a printable PDF:

https://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/sites/default/files/taking_action.pdf&chrome=true

Explore the connection between polar bear survival and sea ice through a graph analysis activity here: 

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/media/documents/Mom_and_Me.pdf

School report materials, ideas of how students can help polar bears, all can be found at: 

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/for-students

Short videos showing a mother polar bear and and two cubs emerging from their den after a whole winter: 

 

 

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