Hibernation

Zzzzzz. Oh, hi — we were just hibernating! You probably know that lots of animals hibernate during the winter. But do you know why they do it? Or what they need to do to insure that they have enough food for those winter months? In this BrainPOP movie on hibernation, Tim and Moby will tell you why most hibernating animals are much smaller than bears — and why many scientists don’t believe that bears hibernate at all! You’ll learn about the role that stored fat plays in hibernation, and just what happens during those long winter months for hibernating animals. This is one movie you won’t want to sleep through!

Hibernation Stations Lesson Plan: Hands-On Science Centers

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn which animals hibernate and why. Students will also explore what happens to animals when they hibernate and complete a variety of activities at various stations (centers) to demonstrate their knowledge of hibernation. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Cold Weather Adaptations Lesson Plan: Hibernation

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore how animals adapt to cold weather. Students will also explain the process of hibernation using related vocabulary terms. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Animals Lesson Plan: Diversity of Life

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore various types of animals and their classification. Students then create a collaborative BrainPOP-based lesson to teach other students about the diversity of life through a selected animal or animal characteristic. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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