Learning About Bears

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Subject
Science
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

This lesson is about bears. You will teach the students the basic facts about bears.

This lesson is for fourth and fifth graders.

Goals

Students will learn:
About the different kinds of bears

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will talk to the students about bears. Study Sheet on Bears

There are different types of bears. Brown Bears, Black Bears, Polar Bears, and Panda Bears are the ones you hear about the most. Brown Bears

Brown Bears are known as cuddly bears such as teddy bears that children have or people who like to collect teddy bears.



The male brown bears can weigh as much as 860 pounds, and the female brown bears can weigh as much as 455 pounds.

People are more familiar with the Grizzly Bear, which is a Brown Bear. Grizzly Bears are more aggressive. They mainly eat plants, berries, grass, and sometimes they will eat insects, fish, and small animals.

Black Bears

Black Bears can also come in different colors such as Brown Black bears and others even though they are Black Bears.

Black Bears weigh around 300 pounds or larger. They will eat just about anything. They especially like honey. Their claws help them to climb up and down trees. The mother bear will protect her young by helping them to climb up trees if she senses they are in danger.

Polar Bears

Polar Bears will go after seals. They will sit where a seal is and will go after them as soon as the seal appears.

The shape of the polar bears body, ears, and feet help them to be excellent swimmers.

The male bears weigh as much as 1300 pounds, and the females weigh around 600 pounds or smaller.

Male polar bears do not hibernate like other bears. They stay active the year round. The female pregnant polar bears do hibernate like the other bears.

Polar bears also live in extremely cold climates. They have to be able to survive in this type of climate.

Giant Panda Bears

Giant Panda Bears enjoy eating bamboo. That is their main diet. They have black and white markings.

Male Pandas can weigh between 190 to 275 pounds. The female panda is a little smaller.

Panda bears are located in China. Worksheet - Bears

Directions - Fill in the blanks.

1. Which bear is located in China? ____________

2. Which bear is an excellent swimmer? __________

3. Which bear has black and white markings? __________

4. Which bear is a cuddly bear? __________

5. Which bear's diet consists of bamboo? __________

6. Which mother bear protects her young? __________

7. Which bears are the smallest bears? __________

8. What group do Grizzly Bears belong? __________

9. Which bear thrives on seals for their meal? ___________

10. What bear thrives on honey? __________

11. What bear is known for its color but also can be other colors? __________

12. Which bear doesn't hibernate? __________

13. Which bear likes plants and berries? __________

14. Which bear climbs trees? __________

15. Which bear weighs between 190 to 275 pounds? __________

16. Which bear lives in the cold climate? __________

17. Which bear is known as teddy bears? __________

18. Which bear has claws that help them to climb trees? __________

19. Which mother bear hibernates even though the male doesn't? __________

20. Which bear is the heaviest? __________Answer Sheet

1. Which bear is located in China? Panda Bear

2. Which bear is an excellent swimmer? Polar Bear

3. Which bear has black and white markings? Panda Bear

4. Which bear is a cuddly bear? Brown Bear

5. Which bear's diet consists of bamboo? Panda Bear

6. Which mother bear protects her young? Black Bear

7. Which bears are the smallest bears? Panda Bear

8. What group do Grizzly Bears belong? Brown Bear

9. Which bear thrives on seals for their meal? Polar Bear

10. What bear thrives on honey? Black Bear

11. What bear is known for its color but also can be other colors? Black Bear

12. Which bear doesn't hibernate? Polar Bear

13. Which bear likes plants and berries? Brown Bear

14. Which bear climbs trees? Black Bear

15. Which bear weighs between 190 to 275 pounds? Panda Bear

16. Which bear lives in the cold climate? Polar Bear

17. Which bear is known as teddy bears? Brown Bear

18. Which bear has claws that help them to climb trees? Black Bear

19. Which mother bear hibernates even though the male doesn't? Polar Bear

20. Which bear is the heaviest? Polar Bear

Grading

Each question is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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