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The Life cycle of a Frog Emily Shahbazian Grade 3-4 Elementary Science
Technology Integration* RationaleLife cycles are an integral topic that are best understood visually. Through the use of technology, students will better be able to visually grasp a better understanding of this concept. The use of videos, and demonstrations will enhance the students learning. Students will be able to explore the frog’s life cycle process, connect the steps together, and be able to recreate the process on their own.
Website Reliability• The sites used throughout this presentation were carefully investigated to ensure content was up to date, academically accurate, as well as appropriate
Frog Blog• http://frogsaregreen.com/tag/frog-blogs/• Frogs Are Green encourages participants to post about the life, growth, and future of frogs in our planet• The information found on this sight will help students understand that frogs are a unique and essential part of our ecosystem
Don’t Kiss a Frog! Podcast• http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f= 13482• This kid inspired educational podcast is perfect for young students because it stresses the importance of frogs as it relates to our health
Youtube Video• http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID= 46515&CategoryID=7633• This video provides a step by step process from the frog laying its eggs to the tadpole developing into a frog. This video will give the students the opportunity to grasp the life cycle concept both visually and auditoryWatchKnowLearn.org
Internet Resource• http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/• National Geographic Society inspires adults and children to care about the planet. It’s interests include archaeology, natural science and geography. Furthermore, National Geographic developed a child-friendly website where young learners can explore many topics about our planet. It allows students to engage in frog cycle videos as well as read about the topic itself.
Internet Resource• http://worldwildlife.org• World Wildlife Fund is the world’s leading conservation organization whose goal is to help protect and restore species and their habitats• A great resource to enlighten students about the significance of frogs in our wildlife and the importance of conserving the frog species
Internet Resource• http://www.frogsaregreen.com• Frogs are green is an organization/online blog that raises awareness to help protect the frog species.• This website is a great educational tool for students because the blogs contain interviews from ecologists, frog specialists, as well as amphibian advocates.
Diagram/Graphic Organizer• Created using Kidspiration
Teaching MaterialsWorksheet found at:http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/amphibians/label/froglifecycle/label.shtml
Teaching MaterialsA great way for students toUnderstand the life cycle is by physically witnessing itthemselves. By creating a smallWater tank in the classroom filledWith frog eggs, students will be ableto watch the growth day by dayAnd use this observation sheetTo record what they seeObservation sheet found on:http://shop.atozteacherstuff.com/downloads/frog-life-cycle-frog-glyph-and-activities.html
Teacher MaterialsThe life cycle of a frog is not just a science specific topic, it can be incorporated intoLanguage arts as well. Students can construct and write a mini flip book with thesequencing events of the life life cycle. They can also draw a picture to go with eachstage.
Subject-specific Website• http://www.sciencegems.com• Science gems is a great resource that provides an abundance of web resources. Easy to use, I enter in a topic and a wealth of videos and lessons are available to me to chose from.
Supporting Websites• http://www.kidsbiology.comKids biology is an interactive website that allows students to explore different animals. This would also be a great tool to use for future science lessons on animals
Supporting Websites• http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/frogs/• Kiddy house is a great resource for both students and teachers. The site is packed with frog poems, songs, crafts, lesson plans, organizers, as well as stories to enhance student’s understanding of frogs.
Collaboration www.Kidblog.orgKidBlog is a website for both students K-12 and teachers. Students will be able to create their own blogs on this site where the teacher as well as students can publish posts and engage is discussions. Thisis a great resource for students to engage in learning, learn from their peers, as well as collaborate ideas and new understandings
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