Polar Bear Express

Students will have a better understanding of polar bears and their adaptations to living in an Arctic environment. Students will understand the effects climate change could have on a species.

State Standards include-

Grades 3-5

Life Science: Behavior, Growth, and Changes: Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments

Life Science: Earth's Living History: Changes in an organism's environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful

Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems: Organisms perform a variety of roles in a ecosystem

National Standards include-

Grades K-4

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Characteristics of organisms; Life cycles of organisms; and Organisms and environment

Earth and Space Science: Properties of earth materials; Objects in the sky; and Changes in earth and sky

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Characteristics and changes in populations; Types of resources; Changes in environments; and Science and technology in local challenges

Grades 5-8

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Populations and ecosystems; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural Hazards; Risks and benefits; and Science and technology in society


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