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Winter Web: Activity 2: Animals of the Cold

About this Daily Classroom Special
WinterWeb is an interactive site using the cold of winter as the focus of interdisciplinary activities.  WinterWeb was written by  Lottie Simms, teacher at  Lawton Chiles Middle School, in Miami, Florida and former Teachers Network web mentor.


 

Objective:

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.

Standards:

Florida Sunshine State Standards

Language Arts Standards

National Science Standards

Standard A - Science as Inquiry

Standard C - Life Science

National Standards for Art Education

Art/Content Standard 1. Creation/Performance -All students will engage in self or group expression by creating original or interpreting works of art.

Materials:

Computers with Internet Access

Construction/Drawing paper

Crayons, Markers, or Tempera Paints & Brushes

Copies of the Research Animals of the Cold Activity

Procedure:

Elicit from the students a list of animals that live in the cold.

Discuss the animals and the adaptations that allow them to live in such cold climates.

Have students draw a scene showing the habitat and its surroundings for each different animal. Have the students explain their drawings to the class.

Distribute copies 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:

The Polar Bear - at this site you will also find some unusual Animals of the Cold

Walrus

Puffin

Here's 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.**

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