Penguins Secret Agent Mystery Transmissions Activity: This activity is a fun way to encourage your students to research penguins or to have them recall what they have already learned.
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Secret Agent Penguin needs help from your students to uncover information about penguins around the world. The Secret Agent will send your students coded transmissions that they must decode and then respond to by answering the coded question. The mystery aspect of this activity will get your students really excited to learn about penguins.
This can be a fun whole class, group or literacy center activity and the format of this activity will work for any species of penguin.
There are several ways you could structure this activity. You could distribute 1 transmission per day to the whole class and give students time to research the answer to the question. This would work for either in class or homework.
You could also split the class into groups and give each group a unique transmission. They could then share their answers with the rest of the class once the activity is completed.
As a center activity, you could have students randomly pick a transmission from a bucket and then complete the activity for only one or two transmissions depending on time.
For your reference, the coded transmissions are as follows:
Transmission 1: Where do penguins live?
Transmission 2: What do penguins eat?
Transmission 3: How do penguins stay warm?
Transmission 4: What animals live near penguins?
Transmission 5: How do penguins find food?
Transmission 6: What animals might eat a penguin?
Transmission 7: How do penguins take care of their chicks?
Transmission 8: How long can penguins hold their breath?
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