As of May 2016 every episode of Man vs Wild is available for a low price on YouTube. This makes for an easy lesson plan for substitute teachers where the accompanying worksheet will help keep students focused.
A 22-question worksheet to accompany this video where host Bear Grylls works his way through six simulated challenges to show the limits the human body has to cold temperature. This is an excellent video for science or social studies classes in grades 6-12. It would also work great in health/PE or as a simple 1-day sub lesson plan.
Episode summary: While in the Canadian Rockies, Bear Grylls and his team simulate several survival tests including: being buried alive in an avalanche, swimming long distance beneath an ice-covered lake, and practicing stopping a slide down a steep mountain. All goes well until Bear has to be airvac-ed to the hospital when an icy glissade goes horribly wrong.
Questions on the assignment go in order and will help students remain focused on key science topics.
The worksheet is given as a MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class.
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