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December 12, 2018 : Polar Bears in Trouble

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Draw a polar bear in the center of a piece of paper. Around the edges of the paper, paste newspaper words that describe polar bears.

2. Pretend you are going o n a trip to study polar bears. Find three people in the newspaper whom you would like to take with you on your trip. You can use characters in the comic strips as well. Explain your choices .

3. Use the internet to learn about a land - based bear, like grizzly, brown or black bears. Compare the bear with polar bears with a Venn diagram. Draw two circles that overlap in the middle. In the middle section, write how the bears are alike. In the outer sections, write how other bears and polar bears are different.

4. How are these important in understanding polar bears: (a) ice floes , (b) climate change, (c) seals and (d) body fat?

5. Design a brochure encouraging people to help save polar bears. Include facts about polar bears, problems polar bears face, and solutions for helping to save polar bears. Share your brochure with friends.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the interactions of animals and their environments. (Science: Life Science)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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