This Animal Needs research project helps early elementary students explore animal needs around a specific animal. The project provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate speaking/listening skills, organize and present information, and write informative texts at a developmentally appropriate level. It can be completed in a variety of ways with multiple final products: posters, sculptures (playdoh/air-dry clay), oral presentations (in class or on video), and/or research papers. Students can ask and answer questions following presentations. Students may work independently or in pairs/small groups at school or complete the project at home using books, magazines, and internet resources. Focus on local animals, native species, invasive species, or leave the choice completely open to students' interests.
Students will research an animal, use a graphic organizer to record information, create a "Can you guess my animal?" script, and create a green screen video about their animal.
In this lesson, student teams will compare a live worm and a model worm, create worm terrariums, and make observations about worms over time.
This is a remix of Animal Research by Amy Hartman.This Remix was modified for a remote learning platform. It contains the research of an animal, completion of a graphic organizer, writing an informative story/paragrpah OR creating a slide presentation.It doe include enrchment activities, as well as differentiated story frames.The attached documents & slide presentation were created on the Google platform. To upload them to this platform they had to be downloaded into Word & Powerpoint. Some changes and alterations may be necessary.
Join Leslie as she shows you a quick way to measure biodiversity in your backyard or any place you choose. Download your own biodiversity datasheet - https://tinyurl.com/NCZooBiodiversity
We have created a helpful clip if you're unable to watch the full video:
K.L.1 Recording Differences in Plants (1.5 min): https://youtu.be/WEsuRfGY7i0?t=173