About this Daily Classroom Special
an interactive site using the cold of winter as the focus of
interdisciplinary activities. WinterWeb was written by Lottie
teacher at Lawton
Chiles Middle School,
in Miami, Florida and former Teachers Network web mentor.
The students will use the Internet to research
information about animals found in the coldest parts of the world. This
research will be used to seek answers to teacher-designed questions,
gather data for collaborative exchange with other classes, and serve
as a basis for creating original works of art.
Sunshine State Standards
A - Science as Inquiry
C - Life Science
Standards for Art Education
Creation/Performance -All students will engage in self or group expression by
creating original or interpreting works of art.
with Internet Access
Markers, or Tempera Paints & Brushes
of the Research Animals of the Cold Activity
from the students a list of animals that live in the
animals and the adaptations that allow them to live in such
draw a scene showing the habitat and its surroundings for each
different animal. Have the students explain their drawings to
of the Research
Activity Worksheet and have students read the questions silently. Allow students
to choose one of the animals discussed and proceed with using
the Internet to conduct research.
Sites for this
activity may include:
Polar Bear - at this site you will also find some unusual Animals of
a Whole Lesson on Arctic
Alaska. It is wonderful!
**Would you like to
share your student drawings and information gathered? E-mail the
Winter Web designer, Lottie
Simms, at Lawton
Chiles Middle School.**
to the Winter Web HomePage