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Place Value: Lesson 2: bears

1 - Learning Objective

Learning Objective

We are learning how to read, write, represent, compare and order numbers up to 1,000.

Context: bears


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Credit: BBC Two - Natural World

Clip Description

Although they are soft and cuddly-looking, bears are large, powerful mammals. There are eight different species of bear alive in the world today. The largest species is the polar bear. When stood on just its back legs, a fully-grown polar bear can be almost 3 metres tall. It is the largest land-living carnivore (meat eater). The smallest bear is the sun bear at a height of just 120 centimetres. The sun bear gets it name from the creamy-orange patch on its chest.

In this fascinating clip, a mother black bear and her cub have found delicious honeycomb inside the trunk of a fallen tree. With thousands of bees protecting it, will the bears be successful in getting this sweet treat? Watch the clip to find out.

Quick Number Challenge

When stood on its back legs, how much taller is a polar bear than a sun bear?

How do you think your height compares to the height of a polar bear?