Winter Animal Research and Technology Project
Take your animal research to the next level by integrating technology with the research process and/or by having students complete a technology project. In addition to the research booklet, note taking sheets, fact or fiction cards, and graphic organizers you also receive content to have your students complete 2 different technology projects; a PowerPoint and a Tagxedo.
Two versions of an 8 page All About Animal booklet for students to complete. Pages included in the booklet are; title, appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, diagram, glossary, and fun facts. One can be used for older students (3rd-5th) and the other with younger students (K-2). The K-2 version is a cloze paragraph for the facts so students only need to fill in the blanks.
One page research sheet with room for students to draw a picture of their animal in their habitat, and record appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, and fun facts
Note taking sheet with question prompts
2 versions of are, have, can, eat note taking sheet for each animal
2 versions of a graphic organizer note taking sheet. One graphic organizer includes room to record appearance, habitat, diet, babies and fun facts. The other has room to record appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, adaptation, predators, and fun facts
Graphic organizer that is blank in the middle to allow you to write another animal name if you choose
Resource list for fiction, non-fiction, websites, and free Kindle books. I also use Pebble Go and Encyclopedia Britannica. These are paid sites, but are a wonderful to use with students if you access to them.
12 Fact or fiction cards for each animal; polar bears, penguins, owls, and bears
1 blank fact or fiction card sheet to record additional information if needed
Contents for 2 Technology Projects
Over 30 royalty free images from Creative Commons for each animal (polar bears, penguins, owls, and bears) to use in PowerPoints. These images are always free and are included as a convenience so that you don’t have to search for images.
PowerPoint templates for each animal (polar bears, penguins, owls, and bears). Each PowerPoint template is 8 slides long. Slides include; title, appearance, habitat, diet, life cycle, diagram, glossary, and fun facts.
Note: Think about having students record their facts and saving the PowerPoint as a movie.
Sample of a completed Tagxedo. This is a great way for students to use vocabulary related to their animal.
9 Royalty free images to use with Tagxedo for bears, penguins, and owls
Directions to give to students on how to use Tagxedo
Note: Think about having students insert their completed Tagxedo into the PowerPoint.
Files are zipped and are easy to open and extract by simply right clicking on the folder after it is downloaded.
Thanks for looking
Some of the clipart used is from
Graphics: @Charlotte Braddock 2013