Polar Bear Stare
In this follow-along drawing activity, we’ll learn about how careful observation helps us learn about the natural world.
Scientists and artists use very similar skills when observing animals. Watch some footage of polar bears in action, learn more about their bone structure and fur by observing biofacts, explore how understanding form and function of an animal’s body parts helps us to draw them better, and learn more about how observing animals helps us to protect them in the wild by learning about UHZ’s polar bear conservation efforts- all while following along on a simple sketch of a bear. By the end of the program, you’ll have a better understanding of polar bears, and a beautiful drawing of one!
Topics Covered: Adaptations for survival, Form and Function, Polar Bears, Conservation
Recommended Ages: 7-15
Possible Core Standards Tie-in: K.2.2 (relationships between animals and their habitats), 1.2.2 (Patterns of shared adaptations), 2.2.1 (patterns of living things in habitats), 2.2.2 (structure and function of adaptations), 3.3.5 (adaptations are specific to habitats), 4.1.1 (structures support survival).