Work with a partner and
choose one of the eight species of bears to study.
Learn important facts about the species and list them.
After you have learned about a species of bear, choose one of the projects to do without a partner. Share your project with the class.
|Choose a bear and create a detailed scene showing it in its habitat. Make this three dimensional.|
|Create a bear puppet. Use fabric, a sock, or a box. Add embellishments to show the bear's features.|
|Make a bear mask. Explain your thinking when choosing how you developed it. (For instance, you might make a light colored bear, but tell us it is a black bear because you are depicting the Kermode bear that is cream colored.)|
|Paint a picture on paper or draw a picture in KidPix Deluxe and print it. Show a bear doing something that comes naturally to it, such as climbing a tree, fishing, waiting by a seal's air hole, or eating bamboo. Write about your picture in AppleWorks5 and print your writing.|
|Dress as a bear and give a report about that species.|
|Bears have an excellent sense of smell. Create a game with twelve or more different things we can smell without seeing what they are. We will pretend to be bears and guess what the smells are.|
|Pretend you have discovered a species of bear not yet known. Create the bear, making it different than any bear we know, but having features that are common to bears. Give the new bear species a name.|
|Create a game including facts about bears. Teach us how to play it.|
|Make a mobile showing your bear and things you think would be important and interesting for people to know about it.|
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