Plays are a great way to integrate Science into Language Arts and Reading. You can launch an exploration of a topic of great interest to students-like hibernation by staging a simple play.
The Hesitant Hibernator is a fun play for grades 1-3 that discusses a bear who is not so excited about the prospect of hibernating for a few months. The 8 page play comes with a comprehensive teaching guide and great ideas for extension activities. Check out this play on ereaderstheater.com.