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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!



  1. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Daniel (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      That’s a very good idea

  2. James (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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.

      • James (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

        Thanks

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

        • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

          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.

  3. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    So it could be ALL about polar bears?

  4. Yash (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  5. Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    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!

  6. michael (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    i did it it was fun

  7. austin (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    can you make a shark board builder

    • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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.

  8. Alex (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    What do we win? :D

    • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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.

  9. rebecca (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    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 ?

    • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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!)

  10. Sofia (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Sounds cool…

  11. Destiny (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Oww how cute he/shes cute :)

  12. chardonnay (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    it sounds interesting!!!

  13. Alex (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Logan (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  14. Sophia (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  15. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

      • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

        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.

  16. nayeli (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    hahaha i suport that people

  17. nayeli (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    cool i loce them bears

  18. Shane (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Sounds fun!

  19. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Thanks!

  20. rebecca (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    thank you very much

  21. Alan (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  22. kayla (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Jeanette Edelstein (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Logan (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      VERY specific

  23. Abbye (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Wow! This looks a lot of fun!

  24. Sydnee (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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.

  25. idaearyah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    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

  26. Eileena (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  27. Daniel (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Its so nice of them to do that!

  28. Mary (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  29. nautica (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    i love poler bears they are sooo adorible

  30. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Is this over?

  31. monica (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    polar bears are so amazing

  32. Katy (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    I think polar bears are my second favorite animal.

  33. Katy (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    I love polar bears!!!!

  34. monica (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    are there going to be more stuff on polar bears

  35. monica (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    cuz i like polar bears they are so awesome

  36. Kennedy (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    That polar bear is so cute

  37. Simran (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    That’s a nice subject.

  38. Simran (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    Sounds cool

  39. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    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?

  40. harley (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    why?

  41. Hanna (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  42. jacob (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    hi

  43. Jailyn (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    It is so great to her that

  44. Keighley (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

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

  45. Olivia (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    polarbears are cute

  46. Nicole (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    aww polar bears are so cute!

  47. Perna (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    >.<

  48. Josiah (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

    I’m guessing no one looks at this anymore?

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Wednesday 16, 2013

      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!