Life in the Cold: Climate Challenges

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What does it take to make it in the Arctic? Learners examine the cold weather adaptations of a polar bear that help it survive. With everyday objects, they model these characteristics as they become make-shift polar bears. Modeling helps them make connections to the adaptation and its purpose.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Add materials that do not correspond to a characteristic of a polar bear to increase the challenge
  • Have pupils take pictures of them wearing the polar bear items and create a display that connects their pictures to the actual polar bear body part
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires specific materials outlined in the lesson
  • Provides adaptations to fit a wide range of grade levels
  • Includes important background information in the teaching guide
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