Live from the Tundra on Tuesday, November 15: Ice Bears in Your Backyard

#CelebratewithDE as we return to Churchill, Manitoba, for the annual polar bear migration.

Since 2010, Discovery Education has teamed up with Polar Bears International to bring students a series of webcasts during the annual polar bear migration. Find out about these extraordinary animals and learn more about the careers on the tundra.

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Tuesday, November 15

Ice Bears in Your Backyard

Tuesday, November 15 – 1:00 PM (ET)

Content Tailored to Grades 4-8

Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic. Help us understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears.

Instructional Idea: Participate in The Great Ice Melt

melting_ice_circleIn this collaborative global project, students explore how heat is transferred between objects, how this transfer changes matter, and why it is so important to our lives. Students learn through a hands-on experiment with different conductors and insulators.


Additional Resources

polarbears_contentcollection_circle Polar Bear Content Collection

Content Collection, Grades K-12, Canadian Subscribers

Venture into the Arctic—the land of polar bears. With two layers of fur, a thick layer of blubber, and large paws, polar bears are specially adapted to survive on the Arctic ice and swim in frigid water. Featuring resources selected and created by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts, this content collection offers lesson starters, video clips, articles, and more.

frozen-planet-on-thin-ice_circleFrozen Planet: On Thin Ice

Video, Grades 3-12, Canadian Subscribers

As global temperatures rise, the landscape, wildlife, and people of the Arctic and Antarctic bear the brunt of the changing climate. In the Arctic, polar bears struggle to find food as the sea ice on which they hunt forms later and melts earlier every year.

arctic-ocean-acidification_circleArctic Ocean Acidification Threatens Fish Lifecycle

Video, Grades 3-12, Canadian Subscribers

The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts, faces another potential threat in the form of rapid acidification of the ocean. Acidification, blamed on the transformation of rising levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the air into carbonic acid in the sea, makes it harder for shellfish and crabs to grow their shells, and might also impair fish reproduction.

effects-of-climate-change_circleEffects of Climate Change

Video, Grades K-5, Canadian Subscribers

A new study reveals that melting sea ice and warming global temperatures could raise sea levels worldwide.

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