Students produce iMovies to showcase their habitat research.
Students will read for information to use in performing a task.
Students will demonstrate knowledge that there are many different plants and animals living in different kinds of environments.
Students will apply their knowledge of a habitat and its animals to create a skit and an iMovie.
Students will produce a piece of writing that describes an animal and its habitat.
Have students select a habitat to study and group students according to their selections.
First, the students will create a mural of their habitat on large butcher paper based on their research of the habitat. They should include the appropriate ground cover, plants and animals.
Next, the students choose one animal from their habitat to focus on. Topics of study might include, prey, predators, and unique characteristics of the animal. With this information, they will write a story from the perspective of the animal.
Then, in their groups, students will use their knowledge of their habitat and their animals to create a skit.
Film the movies and edit using iMovie.
Sunshine State Standards
NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students
Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.
Butcher paper, paint, and other materials needed to create a mural
Digital Video Camera
Find pictures of the habitats you wish the students to choose from. Make a web page for each habitat and allow the students to look through the pictures to see which habitat sparks their interest.