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The Great Grizzly
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Grizzly Image Students generate questions about grizzly bears and use the Internet to research the answers. As a culminating activity, students create a life-size mural of a grizzly that is annotated with the information they've learned.

Grade Level:

5-8

Subject Matter:

Science

Curricular Uses:

Animal Behavior, Endangered Species



Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  Generate a list of research questions about grizzly bears.
  Research and describe grizzly bears' behavior, habitat, and physical characteristics.
  Differentiate among herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.


Use of Internet: Students use the Internet to conduct Web research, view an online animation of a brown bear walking, and participate in an online interactive matching game.

This lesson was developed by Jordan D. Brown, wNetSchool Master Teacher, and was funded by the Louis Calder Foundation.