Challenge: Polar Bear Board

Don’t forget about our Board Builder Challenge open to students with Discovery Education accounts at all grade levels! Deadline for submissions: October 25, 2013. You need your teacher’s help on this one, so be sure to complete in advance of the actual deadline.

The Challenge: create a fascinating, informative, creative Board about polar bears — using Discovery Education’s Board Builder tool. You can get as creative as you like. Into science? Make it scientific. Into literature? Make it a narrative. Into math? Make some charts and graphs. Into music? Upload an original song. Our Discovery Education team will select their favorite board from among all submissions.

The Prize: a virtual hangout with a group of scientists from Polar Bears International for the winning Board creator’s entire class. Our Discovery Education team will be with the scientists in the field in early November and your class could win the virtual hangout.

When you are ready to submit your Board for the challenge, ask your teacher to approve and share it. Then, ask your teacher to submit the board at this link. All submissions must come from a teacher and through this link.

Note: It is probably a good idea to take advantage of many or all of the possibilities in Board Builder: upload some original content, use resources from your Discovery Education account, make some notes of your own, include images, etc.

Have fun building your Board!

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  • Josiah October 15, 2013, 8:43 pm

    I’m going to ask my teacher if we could do this. This looks interesting(and fun!).

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    • Daniel October 28, 2013, 9:00 pm

      That’s a very good idea

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  • James October 15, 2013, 8:48 pm

    this sounds hard . what r we supposed to actually do?

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 15, 2013, 9:47 pm

      Hi James. We purposefully left the details up to you students. The only requirement is that the board be about polar bears. Try re-reading the post…all the instructions are in there. Hope you submit a board — good luck.

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      • James October 17, 2013, 1:33 am

        Thanks

        this might sound weird but this is my 4th grade account

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        • Jeanette Edelstein October 17, 2013, 1:16 pm

          Yay: 4th grade is a great year! There are lots of other 4th graders reading the blog. Maybe your teacher would be willing to help you and some of your classmates with this project.

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  • Josiah October 16, 2013, 8:07 pm

    So it could be ALL about polar bears?

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  • Yash October 18, 2013, 12:42 am

    Hi, what are we supposed to do about this?
    Yash

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  • Jeanette Edelstein October 18, 2013, 1:03 pm

    Hi Yash. If you want to submit a Board to the challenge, 1) create a Board about polar bears, 2) submit it to your teacher to share, 3) ask your teacher to enter it at the link in the post. Good luck!

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  • michael October 18, 2013, 1:27 pm

    i did it it was fun

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  • austin October 18, 2013, 2:11 pm

    can you make a shark board builder

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 18, 2013, 2:59 pm

      Hi Austin. For this challenge, the Board needs to be about polar bears, because the prize is a virtual hangout with scientists from Polar Bears International who are on the tundra studying polar bears. However, you can always build a SHARK BOARD just for fun! Take care.

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  • Alex October 18, 2013, 2:52 pm

    What do we win? :D

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 18, 2013, 3:02 pm

      Hi Alex. The prize is a virtual hangout for your whole class with scientists on the tundra. Go back and check out the paragraph in the post that starts with “The Prize:” it includes a link to the organization that the scientists are from, Polar Bears International.

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  • rebecca October 18, 2013, 5:19 pm

    i need help so u mean im narativ but not so good but i still wanna try but nooneelse will , can u guys give me tips ?

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 18, 2013, 6:19 pm

      Hi Rebecca! I’m so glad to hear you want to try. You can do whatever you want. If you want to write a story (a narrative), I’d recommend using a text box for that and including some images. You could even make a video to include. With Board Builder, you can upload your own drawings, use images from Discovery Education, or even include music. Just think about what story you want to tell and what extras will help your audience understand the story and enjoy it. Have fun!

      Always a good idea to talk about your ideas with a teacher or librarian or mentor or parent or uncle or grandma, too!

      (Maybe some students on this blog will have suggestions for you, too. Feel free to share tips with each other here, everyone!)

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  • Sofia October 18, 2013, 5:41 pm

    Sounds cool…

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  • Destiny October 20, 2013, 12:33 am

    Oww how cute he/shes cute :)

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  • chardonnay October 21, 2013, 2:00 pm

    it sounds interesting!!!

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  • Alex October 21, 2013, 2:52 pm

    Thats awesome :D but I don’t get to do it I’m busy alot though. through 7 periods in my school.

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    • Logan October 26, 2013, 3:42 pm

      I also would but 1. I posted this on the 26th of October. 2: im very very busy with school work and essays. XD

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  • Sophia October 21, 2013, 6:03 pm

    I wish I could do it, they’re my favorite animal but I don’t have enough time

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  • Josiah October 21, 2013, 8:10 pm

    What do you mean,”virtual hangout?” So we’re don’t actually have a hangout. Please answer my question, Jeanette.

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    • Josiah October 21, 2013, 8:13 pm

      I meant,” so the people who win don’t actually have a real hangout?

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      • Jeanette Edelstein October 21, 2013, 8:50 pm

        Hi Josiah. Thanks for your question. The virtual hangout is online: the scientists are on the tundra in northern Canada, so the can’t come to your school in person, but they can visit your classroom in real time/live through a Google Hangout on your class computer. Your class would be able to see and hear them in real time, and they’d be able to see and hear you. It would be like a video phone call, scientists to classroom.

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  • nayeli October 22, 2013, 5:03 pm

    hahaha i suport that people

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  • nayeli October 22, 2013, 5:06 pm

    cool i loce them bears

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  • Shane October 22, 2013, 6:45 pm

    Sounds fun!

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  • Josiah October 22, 2013, 7:56 pm

    Thanks!

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  • rebecca October 23, 2013, 3:56 pm

    thank you very much

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  • Alan October 23, 2013, 4:20 pm

    just got finished with a test after that I’m bored trying to have some fun a little bit crazy over here

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  • kayla October 23, 2013, 11:34 pm

    what???????????????

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 24, 2013, 3:53 pm

      Hi Kayla. Happy to answer questions, here. Can you be more specific about what you need answered?

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    • Logan October 26, 2013, 3:43 pm

      VERY specific

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  • Abbye October 26, 2013, 3:37 pm

    Wow! This looks a lot of fun!

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  • Sydnee October 27, 2013, 7:32 pm

    What do we get for that????????????????:-) :-)

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    • Jeanette October 28, 2013, 3:08 pm

      Hi Sydnee. Are you wondering about the prize? See previous comments and the original post to find out more about the prize, which is a virtual hangout with scientists.

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  • idaearyah October 28, 2013, 3:40 pm

    umm i like polars bears so i think this will be interesting.i might even ask my teacher if we could do this project one day.by the way when was this last submitted exactly.never mind

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  • Eileena October 28, 2013, 4:01 pm

    It’s sad b/c of whats happening in the North Pole :'(

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  • Daniel October 28, 2013, 8:58 pm

    Its so nice of them to do that!

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  • Mary October 28, 2013, 10:12 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the contest! Polar bears are my fave animal and I’m sure to enter!

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  • nautica October 29, 2013, 2:20 pm

    i love poler bears they are sooo adorible

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  • Josiah October 31, 2013, 9:47 pm

    Is this over?

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  • monica November 4, 2013, 1:20 am

    polar bears are so amazing

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  • Katy November 4, 2013, 8:09 pm

    I think polar bears are my second favorite animal.

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  • Katy November 4, 2013, 8:15 pm

    I love polar bears!!!!

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  • monica November 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

    are there going to be more stuff on polar bears

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  • monica November 4, 2013, 8:22 pm

    cuz i like polar bears they are so awesome

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  • Kennedy November 5, 2013, 7:08 pm

    That polar bear is so cute

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  • Simran November 5, 2013, 10:28 pm

    That’s a nice subject.

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  • Simran November 5, 2013, 10:29 pm

    Sounds cool

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  • Josiah November 6, 2013, 9:09 pm

    I love polar bears. I’ve actually seen one before when my family went to the arctic(for a DAY! We ALL hated it). He looked cute, but when I tried to just touch it, it went berserk and scratched me(hard). Do you happen to know why?

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  • harley November 7, 2013, 5:02 pm

    why?

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  • Hanna November 9, 2013, 9:25 pm

    So polar bears are definently mammels because they have fur and don’t lay eggs but why else???????

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  • jacob November 11, 2013, 2:57 pm

    hi

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  • Jailyn November 12, 2013, 4:56 pm

    It is so great to her that

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  • Keighley November 13, 2013, 8:27 pm

    omg! i love polar bears there are so cute. I really want to see one that is a baby.

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  • Olivia November 20, 2013, 5:08 pm

    polarbears are cute

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  • Nicole November 20, 2013, 6:55 pm

    aww polar bears are so cute!

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  • Perna November 20, 2013, 6:57 pm

    >.<

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  • Josiah January 21, 2014, 9:30 pm

    I’m guessing no one looks at this anymore?

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    • Jeanette January 21, 2014, 11:35 pm

      Hi Josiah. I think some people do go back to read the archives, but definitely not as many as read the posts when they’re on the landing page!

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