How It Works:
The primary goals of this exciting thematic unit are to teach young children
how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world,
and how to communicate. All of the activities listed in this unit are centered
around the learning style of Bloom's Taxonomy.
Examine the eyes of different animals and
compare them by size, color and shape and will chart display of the
animals that have similar formations.
Take a virtual field trip online and learn more about turkey
Make a Venn diagram comparing Arthur's nose to that of other
animals in the story.
Explore and interact with the
"Arthur" site (on PBS) and various CD ROMS featuring Arthur and his
National Educational Technology Standards for Primary
Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed
and independent learning activities
Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources to
Use input devices and output devices to successfully operate
computers, VCRs, audiotapes, telephones, and other technologies
Estimated Class Periods To Complete:
Software Materials Used:
Computers with Internet connection, Science-based
interactive CD ROMs, Overhead projectors, E-mail, Web Design software
Arthur, literature thematic units, stories by Marc Brown,
Arthur's Nose, Arthur's Eyes, Arthur's Thanksgiving, Arthur's Halloween,
Arthur Meets the President, Arthur's Birthday, Aardvarks
The students who were involved in this project are in the
first grade. The ability levels of this group ranged from high to low.
Nevertheless, paired off into cooperative groups, the students were successful
and completed their tasks.
The goal of this project advocates the need to introduce
higher level thinking skills to primary children. All lesson activities are
based on Bloom's Taxonomy system.
In this unit students learn how to construct and organize
concepts about the working world around them. They also get to observe and
compare their findings.
There are many activities listed in each lesson. Pick and
choose only the ones that you want to use.
About the Teacher:
Over the years, Carol Delancy has been unwavering in the
personal quest of becoming an innovator with childhood students and their
increased knowledge of science and technology through the use of the World
Wide Web. The training that she received from Science Learning Network and the
Museum of Science, combined with her own pursuit, has lead Carol to create and
use a variety of creative multimedia strategies in her classroom. These
strategies have been very beneficial in providing for the different learning
styles and experiences that her students have. As a result of this, she has
written and developed numerous primary science technology integrated thematic
Subjects: Science and Language Arts
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