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  • Videos, 2 minutes, 05 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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  • 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.
Teaching Tips


  • 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.

Additional Prerequisites

  • 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.
Scientist Notes
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.
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