Use this toolkit to explore, analyze, and discuss the role human impact and climate change play on the future of polar bears and the Arctic. These resources are geared towards students in grades 3-5 and can be used in any learning environment.
Background Resources for Educators
This resource guide and interactive classroom presentation are designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about polar bears and climate change. These resources provide fun polar bear facts, and information around why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help polar bears and the Arctic, and what kids can do.
Educator's Resource Guide
Educator's Resource Guide Preview (Page 1 of 12)
Polar Bear Classroom Presentation
Polar Bear Classroom Presentation Preview (Page 1 of 23)
Climate Trackers Preview (Page 1 of 8)
Students will gain an understanding of how much is affected when climate is altered, both in their own environment and society and in the Arctic, by observing patterns and creating climate timelines.
My Day on Patrol Preview (Page 1 of 10)
My Day on Patrol
After reading an excerpt from the diary of a polar bear patrol team member, students will create a journal entry imagining they are a part of the team protecting polar bears and people.
What's the Connection? Preview (Page 1 of 10)
What's the Connection?
Through cause-and-effect modeling, students will learn how their daily uses of energy are connected to the future of polar bears.
Arctic Defense Team Preview (Page 1 of 7)
Arctic Defense Team
Students will practice democratic leadership and responsibility by working together to create a powerful argument on why drilling in the Arctic should be prohibited.
Polar Bear Freeze Preview (Page 1 of 5)
Polar Bear Freeze
This polar bear-themed twist on a classic game allows students to understand the requirements and struggles of polar bears trying to catch a meal and stay alive.
Paw to Paw Preview (Page 1 of 6)
Paw to Paw
Students learn about adaptations while creating plaster handprint models, comparing their own to that of the polar bear paw print.
We've compiled the following playlist of polar bear and climate change-related videos to compliment the activities within the Polar Bear Toolkit. For more educational videos and Q&A sessions with our experts, subscribe to WWF's Wild Classroom YouTube channel.
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