This reading and study guide will help an individual student or group of readers understand the non-fiction title "The Polar Bear Scientists" by Peter Lourie, a part of the Scientists in the Field Series. Designed to be read as part of a weather/climate unit in middle school science class, the guide encourages close reading, but also emphasizes the science of field identification, measurements, lab procedures, computer analysis, and the effects of climate change on the Arctic. Students get a real-life glimpse of scientists working in the field and the many different skill-sets, technologies, and personalities that are involved. Included is a printable 10-page study guide with both knowledge-based and open-ended questions, followed by an answer key with possible answers for use by the teacher. Ideas for extension are also included.