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Animal adaptations

  1. 1. Mrs. Castro’s 2nd Grade Science Class
  2. 2. by Shelley Gill
  3. 3. Alaskahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska
  4. 4. Can you identify which bear isthe Brown Bear, the Polar Bear,and the Grizzly Bear?
  5. 5. Grizzly Bear • Big Claws- Hunting, climbing, and digging • Keen sense of smell- track their prey • HYBERNATION • Muscular hump on it’s back- helps it run faster • They will eat almost anything- plants, roots, fish, etc.
  6. 6. BrownBear• Both the Grizzly Bear and the Polar Bear are a sub-species of the Brown Bear that have adapted to living in a different environment.• Long claws for digging• Flat teeth- grind and crunch their food not bite• Likes to eat fish, fruit and insects
  7. 7. Polar Bear • Swim- Large front paws and a long neck • Largest Bear species • Eats large mammals- seals, walrus, • Thick dense fur with an undercoat to stay warm • Skin is black to absorb the warmth from the sun • Hunts in both the water and on the ice • Females hibernate in the winter, not males
  8. 8. Bear Facts Sheet QUESTIONS: http://www.duke.edu/~crd9/compsci4/webpage s/animalpages/animal.html 1. What is the size of the Bear? 2. What is the weight of the Bear? 3. What is the diet of the Bear? 4. Does is change throughout the year? 5. What does it eat in each season?Use the books provided to find the answers!
  9. 9. Let’s Make a Poster about what you learned!! Use the Bear Facts Sheet to help create the look for your poster. Draw a picture of your bear or some of it’s adaptations to its environment. Tell us what it likes to eat and in what season. Share your poster with the class sowe can all learn about the three types of bears.
  10. 10. References http://www.humanbearconflict.org/species-brown.htm http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/strong-grizzly-bear- 4214-pictures.htm http://animals.about.com/od/bears/ig/Polar-Bear- Pictures/Polar-Bear-Standing-on-Ice.htm http://a-z-animals.com/animals/

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