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Lesson 2: Black Bears and Sea Otters

Overview

Students will learn how the California Black Bear and the California Sea Otter share the main characteristics of all mammals. They will also learn about the distinctive characteristics that make them well suited to their habitat.

Objectives

Students will compare and contrast the California Black Bear and the California Sea Otter. Students will list two special characteristics of each of these mammals.

Vocabulary

dense, skeleton, hibernate

Materials

Mammals Unit Lesson 2 PDF*
Mammals Unit Lesson 2 PowerPoint*
Copy of 1 inch squares for students to draw hairs
Pencils

*Located in the resources section on the right side of your screen.