for Polar Bear Day
students will measure distances using 12" units.
- Enlarge the Polar Bear
Track on a copy machine so it measures 12".
It would be best to use the track on the left side of
the paper for enlargement. Make enough copies so
each pair of students may have a track.
- Pass out the Polar Bear
Tracks, rulers, and the Measuring
Sheets to each pair of students.
- Explain that the average
adult polar bear track can be this size. Have
the students measure the track to see how long it is.
- Using the tracks, have the
students work in pairs to complete the
worksheet. (Younger students may need to work as
a whole class with the teacher as the lead to complete
measurements of some classroom items.) Be sure
to discuss measurement words such as length, width,
- Do a lesson on
weight. Find out how much an average adult Polar
Bear weighs and see how many average students would
equal that weight.