Wildlife Science: Polar Bears

Class
Kimberly Cowan, Wild Animal Science, BA Elem Ed
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(751)
This wild animal science class explores facts about the characteristics, habitat, and conservation of the Polar Bear. Great for homeschool or afterschool learners, with activity downloads and an after class Kahoot quiz.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
All of the content presented in this wildlife science class is factual and has been researched through at least three current scientific resources and aligns with Next Generation Science and Common Core ELA standards-based curriculum guides. (CCSS for speaking/listening standards and NGSS for science standards.) This class and its activities can provide a great way to develop, enrich or follow a learner's interests, as well as supplementing any afterschool or homeschool learning program. 

Specific lesson related learning goals include:
1. Students will learn about the physical characteristics of Polar Bears such as size, features, diet and arctic habitat. 
2. Students will learn how scientists use these characteristics to compare and classify a mammal species such as the Polar Bear. 
3. Students will learn why conservation of Polar Bears is important and what is being done to prevent the extinction of this arctic species. 
4. Students will also learn new vocabulary words related to the study of Polar Bears and their arctic habitat.
I have a BA in Elementary Education and my credentials are uploaded to Outschool. I taught classroom science, art and language arts to both preschool and elementary aged students for almost twenty years before coming to the Outschool online platform. As a child, I first developed a strong love of nature and animals through books and hands-on experiences. As a teacher, I'm constantly reading, researching and learning everything I can about wild animal conservation and the natural world.
Homework Offered
I offer optional educational materials available in the classroom after class as a learning extension. It is optional, but learners can post it in the classroom to share if they are interested. Let me know if you would like to receive a grade for your work. You can post it or email it to me via the classroom. This class and its activities can provide a great way to develop, enrich or follow a learner's interests, as well as supplementing any afterschool or homeschool learning program.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
** After class, a link to a fun, simple test-your-knowledge Kahoot quiz will be shared in the comment section on the classroom page. This is optional and NOT a part of the live class experience. Younger learners might need help with reading and answering. It is a private link, no account necessary.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
*Learner Supply List: 1. Print Pack: (attached to the welcome message in the classroom and visible if you are logged in as the LEARNER) Contains the activity sheets for identifying (by labeling, matching or coloring) the characteristics of an Arctic Polar Bear. If you can't print, students can bring paper and draw their own, or just follow along onscreen. 2. Paper (example: notebook or loose paper) 3. Pencils or Crayons or Markers AFTER CLASS: 1. A Certificate, Fact and Vocabulary sheet and any additional educational materials for learning extension will be available in the classroom as a download after class. 2. **Also, after class, a link to a fun, simple test-your-knowledge Kahoot quiz will be shared in the comment section on the classroom page. This is optional and NOT a part of the live class experience. Younger learners might need help with reading and answering. It is a private link, no account necessary. **
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
NO scary or violent content here, just scientific facts presented in a positive way to encourage learning and scientific discovery.

**AFTER CLASS optional Kahoot: 
A link to a fun, simple test-your-knowledge Kahoot quiz will be shared in the comment section on the classroom page after class. This is optional and NOT a part of the live class experience. Younger learners might need help with reading and answering. Private link, no account necessary. 
Here are the science resources I used as SOURCE MATERIAL to develop the science lesson for this class. They are NOT used as third-party teaching tools:

Polar Bears International
World Wildlife Federation
San Diego Zoo website

Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(751)
Profile
Hello and thank you for visiting my teacher profile. I have a BA in Elementary Education and my credentials are uploaded to Outschool. My favorite area of teaching is science, with a focus on Zoology, Wildlife Biology and Conservation science.... 
Group Class

$14

per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(43)
Completed by 249 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 5-8
1-6 learners per class

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