Tracie Ambrose Science 373 Professor Sandrick November 04, 2009 Day of WeekMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayStandard Indicator5.4.7 Explain that living things, such as plants and animals, differ in their characteristics, and that sometimes these differences can give members of these groups (plants and animals) an advantage in surviving and reproducing.5.6.2 Demonstrate how geometric figures, number sequences, graphs, diagrams, sketches, number lines, maps, and stories can be used to represent objects, events, and processes in the real world, although such representations can never be exact in every detail.Activity Students will look at pictures of various birds (woodpecker, blue jay, pelican, penguin, etc)They will complete observation worksheet on attributes of each bird (size of beak, body shape, type of feathers, etc) They will put these birds in groups based on where they live or type of foods they eat. Students listen to recorded sounds of different birds. They look at pictures of those birds and try to identify which birds make those sounds. (prediction) Show picture and play sound so that students hear and see correct combination. Have students take a picture of a bird, (one per student) close eyes, listen to bird sound and hold their card up when they think they hear their bird. After sound is played, students look to see if they are correct. Students will work as groups to select a bird to study in depth. They will use the internet and library resources to find information about their bird. Each group will plot their bird population on a wall map of the world. Students will need to find out The types of foods their birds eat and the types of nests or homes they build. Students begin working on poster for Friday. Based on the observations and information that students have gained this week, students will discuss the possible problems associated with an overpopulation of their bird species. Students work on poster for Friday.Students will present group made poster of the information they obtained about their bird. Objective Students will observe the differences between different birds and decide on how to group them. Students will identify different birds by their sounds.Student will be able to tell the approximate population and area for their particular bird.Students will be able to infer possible problems caused by overpopulation of birds. They can then apply this information to other species. Students will write a journal article about how they themselves impact their environment by their own consumerism (food, resources, clothing, shelter, etc)Students will clearly communicate their findings to class.Process Skill Observation ClassificationPredictionMeasurement InferencecommunicationGardner visual-spatialnaturalisticMusical Bodily -Kinesthetic Mathematical-logicalIntrapersonalLinguistic InterpersonalIntegration musicmathLiteracy Arts/ ArtTechnology websiteAssessment Assessment based on correct placement on map and on student estimating population based on information found in research. Assessment will be based on depth and accuracy of information, map of population included, types of food, home, and environment of bird population, and neatness.