Friday, May 2, 2014

1st Graders Study Pond and Desert Animals

As with Arctic and forest habitats, students used the Ecosystems HD app and read several books about pond and desert habitats. They worked in pairs to complete can/have/are charts as well as list facts and opinions about each habitat in the Tools4Students app. Individually students completed a vocabulary/picture match I created in the Move and Match app. Then different pairs of students chose 3 animals from each habitat and created a Popplet with a picture of each of the 3 animals and facts about it.

To extend their learning each student created an imaginary animal to inhabit the region. They drew it in Drawing Pad and the described it in Popplet, including its name, where it lives, what it eats, how it protects itself, and 2 adaptations specific for that area.

For the pond habitat students also drew a pond with animals or plants that inhabit each part (surface, bottom, edges, middle).

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