International Polar Bear Day!

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. We thought you might like to take some time on this day to explore polar bears with resources from the Learning Commons. Here are some great lessons and unit plans from Polar Bears International.

Here are some free Polar Bear writing pages you could use.

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L4U has many fiction and non-fiction books, including Magic Treehouse’s Polar Bears Past Bedtime and Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett.

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In Overdrive:

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do you Hear? By Bill Martin Jr.

Academy Award–winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow gives voice to the lion, flamingo, boa constrictor, and other animals who snort, bray, trumpet, and hiss on every page of this beloved children’s classic! This audio recording also includes a read-along track and a bonus Spanish language recording of the story.

This printout from Enchanted Learning might be helpful for your younger students.

Discovery Education has a unit of Polar Bear resources available here.

Learn 360 has several videos:

Ice Bear for Grades 6-12

This program follows the ice bear, Binne, as she searches for seals with the scavenger arctic fox, Rev. The setting is Norway’s arctic island archipelago, Svalbard. The ice bear, or polar bear, is threatened by the scarcity of pack ice where arctic seals breed. The ice bear must replace and store calories for the year in three short months. As global warming effects the planet, fragile ecosystems are endangered.

Polar Bear for Grades K-8

A day in the life of a baby polar bear, playing in the snow, drinking milk, growing up in the burrow during the winter with their mother

Polar Bears and Climate Change for Grades 3-12

The World Wildlife Fund has published new scientific studies indicating that the arctic polar bear is affected by climate changes.

Finally, here are some great Polar Bear crafts  and a science experiment you could also do with your younger students.

Blessings! Your Learning Commons Team!

Reviews by Overdrive and Learn360

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