Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Polar bears use their paws to spread their weight evenly over the surface of the ice, which helps them travel across the ice without falling through it.
  • Polar bears use their powerful limbs to swim for long periods of time and cover great distances.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Habitats
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • How do polar bears survive in cold temperatures?
  • What techniques do polar bears use to get across ice?
  • Why would polar bears need to be good swimmers?

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