Ideas for Making a Presentation About Polar Bears

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    12 Fun Facts

    • Surprise and fascinate your audience with a presentation based around 12 fun facts about polar bears. Start by finding 12 facts, like the fact that polar bears have no natural predators or the fact that, when hunting, polar bears will sometimes hold their paws to hide their black noses so they are completely camouflaged in the snow. Organize your facts by topic. For example, you could start with three facts about the polar bear life cycle, continue with three facts about where polar bears live, wrap up with three facts about what polar bears eat (their favorite food is ringed seals), and finish with three facts about conservation challenges to polar bears, like retreating sea ice.

    Polar Bears and People

    • Be sure to use peoples' preferred terminology, such as "Inuit" or "First Nations" rather than "Eskimo." Images

      Prepare a presentation about the relationship between polar bears and people. For example, you could research, memorize and retell a traditional tale about polar bears passed down by people who live in the same regions as polar bears. Or you could give a presentation about the town of Churchill in Manitoba, famous for its polar bear population. The talk could explain the dangers the bears pose to human safety and the ways in which the bears enrich the lives of people in that area, such as economic benefit through tourism. Explain how the people have learned to live with the bears.

    Day in the Life

    • The day of a mother polar bear will differ from the day of a cub or a male.Jupiterimages/ Images

      Give a presentation as if you were narrating a wildlife film about polar bears, describing one day in the life of a polar bear. Pick the age, location and gender of the bear. The lives of male, female and young polar bears all differ significantly. Do enough research to know what that bear would spend its day doing, such as hunting (look into the different techniques a polar bear uses to hunt, such as waiting for seals to poke their heads through breathing holes) or nursing young.


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