BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM


ADIRONDACK CHALLENGES

Adirondack Word Jumble
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Grade: 6th Grade
Class: Science
Author: Darryl Cook
NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
Natural HistoryEconomy
Keywords: animals, word jumble
The Challenge:
Investigative Question or Issue: What animals are used by Adirondack residents for food or profit?
The Challenge:

 1. Through class discussion and cooperative research, discuss which animals are used in the Adirondacks for food or profit (i.e., selling furs).

2. Create a word jumble using four animals discussed.

3. Distribute the word jumble to the elementary classes to be solved.

Quality Standards:

 1. Works cooperatively in groups of 2 or 3 to indentify various animals of the Adirondacks used for food or profit.

2. Report your findings fo the raminder of the class during a discussion time.

3. Create your own four word jumble using the animals found in your research and discussion. Use a newspaper "Jumble" as a model - don't forget your picture clue and answer.

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Standard/Criteria: Points Possible: Points Awarded:

Group research: List of animals, cooperation, etc.

30

Research Report, discussion, presentation, participation, etc.

30

Word Jumble

40

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