Animals: Polar Bears
These sites include many facts about polar bears, including their diet, behavior, and habitat. Watch short movies about polar bears, listen to audio files of their ferocious roars, and see live footage of polar bears in a zoo. Includes some suggested classroom activities relating to polar bears, lesson plans, and an eTheme on tundras.
This site has a brief description of polar bears. Includes an illustration.
Learn fun facts about polar bears, then click on "Video" to see a short movie of a polar bear. Also, don't miss the audio link or the map showing the location of polar bears. NOTE: The site includes ads.
The Bear Facts on Polar Bears
This site has many links to common questions about polar bears. Learn how they adapt to the cold as well as common myths. Download and print out a board game in the "Tools for Teachers" section of the site. Includes photos. NOTE: The site includes an online store.
BBC Nature Wild Animals Wildfacts
This site has facts about polar bears, plus images and audio. Click on the photos in the upper-right to enlarge them. Click on "Growls" to hear the ferocious sound that these bears make.
San Diego Zoo: Mammals: Polar Bear
This site has lots of facts about polar bears, plus video and photographs. Click on "Polar Cam" to view bears through the webcam in the zoo.
Polar Bear Education
This 20-page PDF explains the scientific classification, physical characteristics, behavior, communication, and more. NOTE: The reading level is for older students, with information being used by teachers.
Sea World Infobook: Polar Bears
This site has lots of facts about polar bears. Topics include diet, longevity, behavior and habitat. Includes images.
Polar Bear: White Giants of the Arctic
Learn about polar bears and their habitats. Find out how climate change affects the animals. NOTE: The site has a link to a blog.
PBS: Polar Bear Invasion
Find out about annual polar bears invasion of a small Canadian town every October. Includes video and photographs. NOTE: This site includes ads.
National Geographic: Bear Beginnings
Watch this multimedia presentation about polar bears. Narrated by the photographer. Requires Flash plug-in. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Education World: Why Polar Bears are White
In this lesson plan, students will learn why polar bears are white. This was submitted by a Missouri teacher. NOTE: The site includes ads.
PBS Kids: Fern's Poetry Club
Here is a poem that helps younger students to learn about polar bears.
Polar Bear Story
Try this fun classroom activity with younger students.
National Geographic: Coloring Book
Print out and color this picture of a mother bear with her cub.
Polar bears Rock!: Polar bear Games
Play these fun games and enjoy images of polar bears. Click on "gallery" to see photographs of polar bears. NOTE: This site includes links to a blog and gift shop.
View photographs of polar bears. These images are copyright free, so you can download and use them.
ABC Teach: Color and Write
Color in the picture, then write a story using the word list provided. This is a one-page PDF file.
ABC Teach: Coloring Page
Here is a picture of a polar bear to print out and color. This is a one-page PDF file.
eThemes Resource: Habitat: Tundra
These sites are about the types of climate, wildlife, and vegetation that are found in tundras. Locate tundras on maps and view photographs. Learn the difference between alpine and Arctic tundras. Includes classroom activities, video clips, and lesson plans. There are links to eThemes Resources on Arctic inhabitants, Arctic explorers, Alaska, Canada, and habitats.