Students can never begin learning developing research skills, which is why I created this engaging resource for students from K-2! As my school's Learning with Technology coach, I have used this exact project in kindergarten, grade 1 and grade 2 classrooms, all with great success! Students love learning about animals, and when they scan QR codes and look at real pictures online, they are incredibly engaged.
Students learn about an animal of their choice's appearance, habitat, diet, and other fun facts!
Your students can use the QR codes included in this resource and use any nonfiction books to add to their research. This will be a fun way for your students to learn about an animal of their choice, take part in a research project, and practice their writing and presenting skills.
This download includes:
-12 Animals to Research ( green sea turtle, lion, king cobra, spider monkey, hippopotamus, flamingo, hedgehog, beaver, zebra, emperor penguin, seahorse and nile crocodile ).
QR codes for each animal linked to the informational page on that animal on National Geographic Kids website.
An animal research booklet with an easy way for students to fill out what they learned about their animal. The following categories are listed in the student package: animal physical features, animal habitat, animal diet, and fun facts.
-A page of ways you can have your students present their ideas. I listed two of my favourite tech-related presentation tools that are early elementary friendly!
- Research checklist
- Informational writing templates about each animal
- Sentence starters page