<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”
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 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.
Discuss with the class what adaptions could help the selected animal improve it’s chance for survival.
Have studnets work in groups to follow the same proceudre
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 />