In this project, students use their knowledge of map features to locate the missing and endangered Indiana bats. Once the students locate the bats, they will begin a process of research in order to provide a suitable home for these bats. The process framework I have provided is based on the “LAUNCH Cycle,” a design thinking process by authors John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. This is an incredibly flexible framework that can be adapted in any way that best fits your students’ needs. Some possible learning outcomes are that students will:
-Use reasoning skills and map skills to problem solve.
-Practice reading and writing skills while researching and planning for their project prototypes.
-Practice important life skills such as: critical thinking, collaborating, creating, communicating and reflecting.
Included In This Product:
-Instructions about how to use the LAUNCH Framework to carry out this project
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-A detective game to guide students to find the missing endangered bats. The challenges include: labeling the United States, using a map's legend of the school playground, creating a compass and using the compass to locate directions, deciphering secret code, and a variety of map skills.
-Instructions to turn digital anchor charts into printable anchor charts
-Anchor charts to guide the project
-Bat read aloud and research suggestions
-Bat video suggestions and research mats for Seesaw
-Student Self-Assessment Rubric