Name of Lesson Florida Wildlife
URL of Lesson http://bit.ly/Iq4PrY
Sunshine State Standards Addressed SC.3.L.15.1: Classify animals into major
groups (mammals, birds, reptiles,
amphibians, fish, arthropods,
vertebrates and invertebrates, those
having live births and those which lay
eggs) according to their physical
characteristics and behaviors.
SC.3.L.17.1: Describe how animals and
plants respond to changing seasons.
Net-S Standards Addressed 1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and
3. Research and Information
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and
Analyze Learners 3rd Grade
18 Students (6 groups of 3)
11 boys, 7 girls
6 Hispanic, 2 Asian, 5 Caucasian,
5 African American
4 ESOL Students
Previous Knowledge: Information
on mammals, amphibians, birds,
vertebrates and invertebrates
and characteristics of each. How
to use internet for research,
create a presentation on
Photostory and save, create and
label files on computer.
State Objectives Given an animal, the student
shall be able to describe its
habitat, with 100% accuracy.
Given an animal, the student
shall be able to determine its
diet, using at least three out of
the major characteristics.
Student shall be able to design a
one minute Photostory with at
least 2 pictures per each of the
four animals per group.
Given internet resources, the
student shall be able to research
and distinguish between credible
and non-credible sources for
their project, maximum of one
Select instructional methods, media Materials:
and material 6 Computers with Internet
Microsoft software; Photostory
List of Animals in Florida
Utilize media and material Materials:
Have the computers with ready
access to the class wiki for
research options and working
Create and label a file for each of
the 6 groups, where their
projects can be saved.
The activity sheet has space for
each of the groups to fill in
information about each of the
four animals’ diet and habitat.
The list of animals should be
easily seen by all groups and to
prevent doubling have each team
write their number next to the
animals they choose.
Require learner participation Day 1- In the beginning, explain to the
students how technology will be used in
-Students will be researching the diet
and habitats of animals in Florida.
Brainstorm with the students
about their current knowledge of
animals and their diet and
Divide the students into 6 groups
of 3 and have them choose 4
animals to research.
Use the information provided on
the class wiki and students’ own
choices to research animals.
Day 2- Have each group create a 1
minute Photostory, with at least 2
pictures of each of the 4 animals.
Students must narrate each of
the 4 pages with information
about each animal in the
Once the students have finished
their project, they will save it in
the appropriate file.
The students will share their
Photostory with the class.
Evaluate and Revise Points Possible for Project- 75 points
Completion of research-20
Completion of Photostory-20
All components of Photostory
4 animals, 2 pictures, and
narration or text
Students have correctly
distinguished what diet each
Students have correctly
described and named habitats for
Students used credible websites
or resources for research.
If students have not completed
the tasks or unable to give
correct answers then they may
be required to complete
additional handouts for
homework in order to facilitate
Additional time with the teacher
may be warranted, if the student
or teacher feels it is necessary,
and then it will occur.
Revise lesson based on students’
activity and feedback.