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Sponge Bob helps the Zertorian
Sponge Bob helps the Zertorian Developed by Mushooda Mehmood, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://dessack.tripod.com Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Overview Students will learn to explore ways to classify animals, how animals can be grouped according to their traits and about their habitats. It will involve the science disciplines. It would be appropriate for elementary school students but could be adapted for middle or high school students It supports the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum of comprehension, analysis, interpretation, research, and decision making Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Introduction Sponge Bob had a visitor from Planet Zertor. This Zertorian creature wanted to know all about the different kinds of life forms on Planet Earth. See, on Planet Zertor, there are no animals. So he was he was particularly interested in knowing about our animals. For example, he wanted to know how we classify animals and where they live. He needed to take all this information back to Planet Zertor in order to share it with his fellow Zertorians. You quest is help the Zertorian gather the information and compile it in a way that will make sense to any Zertorian who reads it. Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Quest(ions) and the Task Your task will be to choose ten animals that you will do research on for Sponge Bob’s Zertorian friend. Your ten animals of choice will be two from each of the following categories: Choose two of our feathered friends ( Birds). Choose two of our furry friends ( Mammals). Choose two of our finned friends ( Fish). Choose two of amphibian friends. Choose two of our reptilian friends. Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Process You will be asked by Sponge Bob and his Zertorian friend to create a presentation based on the information gathered in your research. Step 1: In groups of three ( your teacher will give you group assignments ) brainstorm animals from each of the categories above. Name as many as you can. Write your ideas down on the handout provided titled: Handout for step 1. Step 2: Choose two animals from each category. How are these animals classified? Step 3: Find out more about where these animals live. You can use the same animals that you used in step 2. Step 4: Write a few sentences about where your chosen animals live. Remember that the Zertorians will be reading your information and they prefer to read good writing. This means that you need to watch out for spelling and grammatical errors. Pay close attention to word order and make sure that you use complete sentences. Step 5: Use all the information that you have gathered to create your presentation. Your presentation may take the form of one or more of the following. Flowcharts Power Point Web Page Summary Tables Concept Maps Venn Diagrams Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Resources How are these animals classified? Animal habitats Periodicals from the Media Center Printer for printing handout 1. Internet Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Evaluation Your grade will based on the following: Cooperating with peers in a group Factual Information Effort to gather information Presentation Your grade on this project will count as a major test grade. Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion Conclusion If you were a Zertorian, do you think that the information provided in your presentation is useful for understanding about Earthly animals? Substantiate. Do you think that as a group you had adequate facts to create an informative presentation? Do you think that your presentation generated an interest in the animals that you have chosen by the Zetorians? If you could go back to make changes to your presentation, what would they be and why? If you chose not to make any changes, please explain your position. Overview|Introduction|Quest(ions)|Process|Resources|Evaluation| Conclusion
"Sponge Bob helps the Zertorian"