This short animated video teaches students about the effects of global warming on the seasons, hibernation, and wildlife.
The video follows a classroom of characters investigating why their bear friend has not been able to hibernate.
This video is an engaging way to learn how temperature changes affect an animal's ability to hibernate.
The video includes a variety of fun characters, learning and investigating in a classroom setting.
Students should be familiar with terms like hibernation and temperature before watching the video.
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Challenge students to consider how shifts in seasons can affect other animals that rely on hibernation, seasonal changes, or migration.
Although not mentioned in the video, discussing solutions to these temperature changes as a follow-up is recommended.
Younger students may need to learn the vocabulary terms used prior to watching the video.
Science classes could use this video when learning about animal adaptations, habitats, and the seasons.
Follow the characters in their efforts to protect the environment by watching this video on plastic pollution and this video on composting.
This video centers around a group of friends, along with the green ninja, investigating temperature change and the effects on hibernating animals. This video would make a great addition to a classroom discussing climate change and the effects a warming planet has on animals that hibernate.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.