Let’s Go on
A Bear Hunt
This WebQuest was created by Jessica Orchitt
Topic of Webquest: To learn about the eight species of wild bear
around the world.
Grade level: Fourth/Fifth grade
It should be noted that this Webquest is designed for completion in pairs or
small groups. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask your
On your hunt through this Webquest you will encounter eight different
species of bears found in various habitats throughout the world.
You are going on a Webquest! Your job is to hunt around and find out many facts
about the eight species of wild bears living around the world.
Just a reminder, after you have clicked on a colored hyperlink use the
up/down arrows on the right side of the screen to view the new site and find
your information. Please remember to only click on the links assigned. When
you are finished with a link click on the back button at the top of the screen to
return to your Let’s Go on a Bear Hunt Webquest, thanks!
The first thing that a Webquest hunter needs to do is track down
each wild bear species by clicking on the pictures below. Make sure
to get a graph from your teacher to log your findings. In categories
where there are multiple facts you may pick three that you found
most interesting to list on your graph. Have fun!
American Black Bear
Asiatic Black Bear
More bear information
Even more bear facts
With your partner or team mates
pick one of the 8 bear species to
learn more about. After you have
Choose one of the books from the
researched this bear as a group each
non-fiction book list to read. After
of you can pick a bear project to do.
you have finished it write a
paragraph summary, rate the book
based on the number of quality
Everyone will get a copy of the pictures, facts about bears, did it
polar bear word search and the teach you something new.
polar bear word scramble to
complete. When you have
completed your word search and
Here you can find maps that show
word scramble ask your teacher to
were some bear species live.
see the answer key and check your
Okay you have done a lot of
research and learned a great deal
This link is just for you to hear the
about the 8 species of wild bear.
language and sounds of black
Now it is time to take a bear quiz it
is to be done on your own. When
you have completed it hand it in to
Read Grizzly Hibernation and then
choose one of the procedures and
complete it either as a group or on
Here is a short video for you to
watch on black bears in the wild.
Polar bear extinction
For extra credit you can either do this project individually or in a group. Read
about polar bear extinction and create a poster, collage, or write a letter to a state
official about what you think should be done to help save the polar bear.
Congratulations! You have now completed your bear hunt. Think of
a fact you just learned that fascinated you to share with someone
outside your group.
bear species Brown Bear Sun bear Polar Bear Asiatic Black
bear species Sloth Bear Spectacled Giant Panda Bear North American
Collaborative Work Skills : Let's Go On A Bear Hunt
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Contributions Routinely Usually Sometimes provides Rarely provides
provides useful provides useful useful ideas when useful ideas when
ideas when ideas when participating in the participating in the
participating in participating in group and in group and in
the group and in the group and classroom discussion. classroom
classroom in classroom discussion. May
discussion. discussion. refuse to participate.
Quality of Provides work of Provides high Provides work that Provides work that
the highest quality work. occasionally needs to usually needs to be
Work quality. be checked/redone by checked/redone by
other group members others to ensure
to ensure quality. quality.
Attitude Never is publicly Rarely is Occasionally is publicly Often is publicly
critical of the publicly critical critical of the project critical of the project
project or the of the project or or the work of other or the work of other
work of others. the work of members of the group. members of the
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positive attitude has a positive attitude about the negative attitude
about the attitude about task(s). about the task(s).
task(s). the task(s).
Preparedness Brings needed Almost always Almost always brings Often forgets
materials to brings needed needed materials but needed materials or
class and is materials to sometimes needs to is rarely ready to get
always ready to class and is settle down and get to to work.
work. ready to work. work
Pride Work reflects Work reflects a Work reflects some Work reflects very
this student's strong effort effort from this little effort on the
best efforts. from this student. part of this student.
Working with Almost always Usually listens Often listens to, shares Rarely listens to,
listens to, to, shares, with, with, and supports the shares with, and
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supports the the efforts of sometimes is not a of others. Often is
efforts of others. others. Does good team member. not a good team
Tries to keep not cause player.
people working "waves" in the
well together. group.
Focus on the Consistently Focuses on the Focuses on the task Rarely focuses on
stays focused task and what and what needs to be the task and what
task on the task and needs to be done some of the needs to be done.
what needs to done most of time. Other group Lets others do the
be done. Very the time. Other members must work.
self-directed. group members sometimes nag, prod,
can count on and remind to keep
this person. this person on-task.
Time- Routinely uses Usually uses Tends to Rarely gets things
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management throughout the throughout the always gets things deadlines AND
project to project, but done by the deadlines. group has to adjust
ensure things may have Group does not have deadlines or work
get done on procrastinated to adjust deadlines or responsibilities
time. Group on one thing. work responsibilities because of this
does not have to Group does not because of this person's inadequate
adjust deadlines have to adjust person's time management.
or work deadlines or procrastination.
because of this responsibilities
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Black bear information
Asiatic bear information
Polar bear information
Sun bear information
Brown bear information
Spectacled bear information
Panda bear information
Sloth bear information
More bear information
Even more bear facts
Polar bear word search
Polar bear scramble
Non-fiction book list
Map of bear locations
Black bear sounds