<br />    <br />By Jessica Orchitt<br />                                           <b...
Identify the physical and behavioral characteristics of selected species
Work in a group to suggest solutions to the problem
Create a multimedia project to show how adaptions can help endangered species</li></ul>Database Function : research knowle...
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Endangered Animal Database

  1. 1. <br /> <br />By Jessica Orchitt<br /> <br />Grade Level : 4th and 5th <br />Objectives : <br />The student will be able to:<br /><ul><li>Identify species that are designated as “endangered”
  2. 2. Identify the physical and behavioral characteristics of selected species
  3. 3. Work in a group to suggest solutions to the problem
  4. 4. Create a multimedia project to show how adaptions can help endangered species</li></ul>Database Function : research knowledge through different media types, gather and arrange information to present final project, create a final project as a group to present your group chosen endangered animal to the class.<br />Problem : To address the topic of endangered species and their impact on society while working with higher level thinking skills. This lesson will allow the studnets to select a specific endangerd animal as a group, identify it’s attributes, and suggest how changes in it’s physical and behavioral characteristics would improve it’s chances of survival. <br /> <br />Procedure : <br /><ul><li>Introduce the lesson by selecting an endangered animal and identifying its physical and behavioral characteristics. Discuss the factors that the students feel have contributed to the animals endangered status.
  5. 5. Discuss with the class what adaptions could help the selected animal improve it’s chance for survival.
  6. 6. Have studnets work in groups to follow the same proceudre
  7. 7. Select an animal
  8. 8. Research the animal using books, magazines, reference materials, and the internet to learn about the animal
  9. 9. Identify its characteristics
  10. 10. Divide the research into the following categories
  11. 11. Physical features
  12. 12. Behaviors
  13. 13. Habitat
  14. 14. Reproduction
  15. 15. Diet
  16. 16. Factors causing endangerment
  17. 17. Discuss with students techniques to adapt the animal
  18. 18. Have studnets create and present a multimedia presentation about the animal they chose
  19. 19. Students present their presentation to class
  20. 20. Classmates as well as teacher will evaluate presentations</li></ul> <br />Example : <br />Tying it all together : Once the students have had sufficent time to complete the activity, have them share their results. Solicit suggestions and comments from the class to help further the adaptations suggested for each animal. <br />

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