for Polar Bear Day
students will explore maps and globes to determine where
Polar Bears live.
- A link to Polar
Bears (Click on Habitat and Destinations), or a
book which has a map of Polar Bear habitats.
- World Maps or Globes
- Read the book or the
information from the web site giving information on
where Polar Bears live.
- If there are enough
maps/globes, pass them out and work as a class to find
the areas where Polar Bears live. Have the
students locate their home town and where it is in
relation to Arctic Regions.
- For younger children,
simply discussing how the Arctic is at the top of the
earth and the Antarctic is at the bottom of the earth
is sufficient. Point out that Polar Bears live
in Arctic Regions.
- Using Styrofoam balls as
the "earth", have each student label the
Arctic area and the Antarctic area.