write a riddle that gives clues about an animal. Other students try
to guess the animal's identity. The information gathered to create the
riddle forms the foundation for writing a report about cold weather
animals. Students add details and organize their information with an
electronic web or outline. They create an electronic presentation including
text and images. (NETS)
Students publish their poems to share with others. Publishing formats
can include a class book using Easybook, publishing on the web, and
multimedia (HyperStudio, KidPix) presentations. Standard 3.
Classrooms from a variety of schools worldwide are paired together;
the students in each classroom are split into groups, each of which
designs an original picture of a monster. The students must then write
a description of the monster. The partnered classes then exchange their
descriptions via e-mail and the Internet. The true challenge involves
creating a redrawn picture as close to the original picture as possible
without looking at the original and using only the written description
of the monster. Standard 4.
each of two classrooms, students create individual structures using
10 one-inch cubes. They describe their structure in words, using mathematical
language. Descriptions are shared with the partner classroom by e-mail.
Students in the partner classrooms try to re-create the original designs
based on the written descriptions. Movies of the structures are then
shared. Standards 3,
Slide Show Project
A web search for disaster images is followed by research on disasters.
Research products are inserted into a teacher-created template in PowerPoint
so students create slide shows with assistance. Standards 4,
Students collect trash, noting quantity, type, and location. Information
is categorized, graphed, and analyzed to aid in locating trash barrels
around school. Standards 3, 6.
Teams of students study, chart, and write about the weather and
its effects on a particular city, for the month. The team constructs
a multimedia presentation of its findings. The class constructs a final
project that uses and merges the teams' findings to demonstrate weather
patterns around the world. Standards 3,
Students collect and analyze data on air and water temperature,
stream height, animal populations etc. Their work is documented with
photos. A web page is created to share this work. Standards 3,
Lives in US and Africa
Students work in groups, studying similarities and differences between
their culture and diverse cultures in Africa. They create slide shows
to share their learning with others. Standards 4,
Students create maps of rural, urban and suburban communities using
Neighborhood Map Machine or Community Construction Kit. Standard 3.
As part of a biography unit, students use print and web based resources
to gather information. View Martin
Luther King Timeline as a model product. KidPix is a good tool for
this. Timeliner is another product that could be used in this project.
Standards 1, 2,
Students work in teams, using group problem solving skills, to learn
and apply concepts in political and physical geography. Standards 2,