Lesson plan

Black bears: size, fur and food

Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)

Introduction to lesson:
Introduce bears and what kinds of bears live near here.
Introduce the 3 stations that the students will rotate through (about 15 mins each) to learn more about bears, and the sheets for recording observations.

Station 1. How big is a black bear?

Station 2. How does a bear stay warm?

Station 3. What does a black bear eat? How much does a black bear eat?

Discussion and wrap up:
Review stations and what students found.
Listen to bear vocalizations and discuss what they mean.
Discussion of what to do if you see a bear, and answer other bear questions.

Grades taught
Gr 1