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.
Scientist in Residence Program, Vancouver School District with teachers Ms. Wong and Ms. Boecking.http://scientistinresidence.ca/
Lesson plan at http://www.scientistinresidence.ca/pdf/life-science/Discovering%20Life%2...