Seasonal Science: Hibernation

Without access to water, humans survive only a few days yet animals that hibernate seem to survive without water for months. Learn how animals survive hibernation in a video that is part of the Seasonal Science series. It addresses many common myths about hibernation and homeostasis in animals around the world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • List at least one animal that hibernates from each continent and/or habitat
  • Debate if a human's sleep cycle should be considered hibernation
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of the American holiday Groundhog's Day
  • Video and files available to edit or use in current format
  • Videos in the series may be shown in any order
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Requires very little class time
  • None