Teacher's Guide: At the Museum
Bear Behavior Challenge
Take the Bear Behavior Challenge!
Print, take to the Museum, and circle the correct answers.
1. In what ways do black bears differ from grizzly bears?
2. In which state do black bears live?
3. During its winter sleep (winter lethargy) a bear will:
4. A good den site for a black bear could be:
5. Scientists can study bears without actually seeing or touching them by examining:
6. To protect yourself from a bear encounter while camping and hiking you can:
7. Which of these are true bears?
Circle the correct true or false answer.
1. Bear cubs are born hairless.
2. Adult male bears den alone.
3. During winter sleep (winter lethargy) bears do not eat, drink, or defecate.
4. Adult female bears are the first to emerge from their dens in the spring.
5. Black bears are true hibernators.
6. Black bears and grizzly bears are omnivorous.
7. Bear cubs are usually born in June.
8. The koala bear is a true bear.
9. Bears breed at one and one-half years of age.
10. Black bears give birth to between one and four cubs.
11. Cubs always stay with a mother bear until their third summer.
12. Bears have a keen sense of sight.
13. Bears are slow runners.
14. Bears have a remarkable sense of smell.
15. Bears walk flat-footed, which is also called plantigrade.
At the Museum
Quiz: ©1990 The Science Museum of Minnesota
BEARS: Imagination and Reality was produced by The Science Museum of Minnesota, and is sponsored by major grants from the National Science Foundation, the Great Bear Foundation of Montana, and Norwest Banks, N.A.
All specimens in the exhibition were obtained as salvage specimens from agencies throughout the United States; no bears were harmed in the creation of these exhibits.