What if vertebrate animals had Facebook pages?
Does your curriculum include biological sciences, exploring ecosystems, food chains, and food webs? This classroom-tested Vertebrate Animal Facebook project can be an engaging way to:
* integrate technology, reading, and science
* extend and enrich a science unit
* help students gain comfort and confidence reading nonfiction
* give your students a research opportunity
* provide students a personal and unique chance to deepen first person point of view
This classroom-tested project file includes:
* Google doc simulated Facebook wall template you can copy into your own Google Drive and share with your students- each student can customize/edit, showcasing individual animal research (directions explaining how to copy file and share with students included)
* student directions to help students take research notes and create a final copy of the simulated Facebook Vertebrate Animal page using first person point of view
* rubric to score each Facebook simulated wall page
* sample bulletin board display poster
* Teacher Notes to share my classroom management experiences with you using this project with my students
* options to share the Facebook template doc with your students, especially if you DON’T have Google Classroom
* students worked on their animal research at their own pace to complete the research project sheet, using Chromebooks or classroom desktop computers during my ELA or Science blocks of instruction, using several 15-ish minutes in rotating small group turns as a center activity. Students were asked to search and use more than one online research resource.
* Completing the final copies of the Google doc simulated Facebook wall was also done during a 15-ish minute portion of my 90-minute ELA block as one of my center activities. Students worked in small groups, on Chromebooks or desktop computers, following the checklist directions. I found 2 or 3 15-minute turns in small groups, allowed all students to complete the simulated Facebook wall doc in final, color copies.
See classroom-tested student samples on my classroom web site: http://www.mrsdingman.com/AnimalGroupsFacebookProject.html