Sponge Bob helps the Zertorian

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                               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



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                                     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.

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                             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.
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                                 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


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                                Resources


      How are these animals classified?

      Animal habitats
       Periodicals from the Media Center


       Printer for printing handout 1.


       Internet



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                                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.
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                             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.




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