Lesson Plan

Bears Through the Seasons

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Grade Level:
Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 24
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:

Colorado State Standards
Science P.2.1, P.2.2, K.2.1, P.3.2
Earth Systems: P.3.2

Overview

Seasons are reinforced through a comparison of how humans and bears adapt to seasonal change.

Available in Spring Only.

Materials

bear pelt, bear skull, baby bear bean bag, seasonal pictures (both humans and bears), front/back paw/human footprint images, seasonal people props (winter hat, rain coat, sunglasses, scarf)

Procedure

Park Connections

Black Canyon of the Gunnison contains examples of ecosystems characteristic of native Colorado as well as a human-made reservoir system; these habitats provide outstanding opportunities to experience and appreciate a diversity of life.

Vocabulary

Season – One of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, fall, winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours.

Compare – Estimate, measure, or note the similarities and dissimilarities between two subjects.

Hibernate – To spend the winter in a dormant or inactive state.