The Bear Game was a great opportunity to learn outdoors. Â Students got into “den groups”. Â Each group representing one bear in nature. Â All four of the bears involved had specific details that affected their ability to collect food (popsicle sticks). Â For example, one bear had a porcupine injury and as a result was blind. Â Another bear was a pregnant mother bear needing double the food. Â The various popsicle sticks represented the different categories of food that bears typically consume. Â All of the sticks also had a number which represented how many pounds of food were eaten.
This information was taken from a teaching resource called Project WILD which is all based on scientific fact. Â Our students enjoyed a great game and they are able to better understand life as a bear, along with the concept of food scarcity.