BRING THE ADIRONDACKS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM
|Bird Poster & Presentation
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|Grade: 3rd Grade|
|NYS Content Area Standard:
Math, Science & Technology:
Standard 4: Science
|NYS Interdisciplinary Standard:
English Language Arts:
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
|Adirondack Curriculum Content Area:
MST #4: Understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment. Living Environment 3.1 a Each animal has different structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction. 3.2b All individuals have variations and because of these variations, individuals of a species may have an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
|Keywords: birds, habitat|
|Investigative Question or Issue: How Are Adirondack Birds adapted to their environment?|
Students will need access to binoculars, age appropriate research materials regarding bird identification, and an opportuity to observe common Adirondack birds in the field.
Please form teams of two. Each team is to choose one species of bird that is common to the Adirondacks. No two groups should choose the same bird.
Using a pair of binoculars, observe your bird in the field.
After consulting a variety of resources (books, encyclopedias, internet), research, plan and create a colorful and informative 24' x 36" poster display about your bird. This poster should be suitable for display in our classroom or school hallway. It should be neat and easy to read. All labels should be in cursive writing.
Be sure to document all the information you gather about your bird by making a list of the author, title, and page number of every book or web site you use. This list should be handed in as soon as your research is completed.
The information on the poster should answer the following questions:
You will have 5 class periods to prepare your poster and presentation
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Poster and presentation are ready for sharing at the end of the alloted time.
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