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Helping Offspring Survive - Read About Black Bears

NGSS Performance Expectations Students who demonstrate understanding can:

1-LS1-2. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).]


Have students read about how black bears help their young survive, using the reading sheet below. If they are too young for reading on their own, you can read them the text and talk about it. After discussing it with your students, you can go on to test their understanding with:
Helping Offspring Survive - Black Bears - Matching
Helping Offspring Survive - Black Bears - Short Answer Quiz

Use the Help Young Survive illustrated diagram to enhance their understanding of this concept. And more assessment with: Helping Young Survive - Matching

Helping Offspring Survive - Read About Black Bears

Citing Research References

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When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

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Amsel, Sheri. "Helping Offspring Survive - Read About Black Bears" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2020. May 31, 2020
< > has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar