Lesson Title: Exploring Endangered Species 

Grade Levels: 3-5 

Length of Lesson: 35 minutes 

Overview: Students gather and graph data about endangered species, identify trends, and draw conclusions. Then they create a persuasive poster to encourage people to continue to support the endangered Florida panther. 

Objectives: 

  • Student identifies trends by examining data in charts and graphs. 
  • Student predicts outcome based on identified trends. 
  • Student draws conclusion based on trends. 
  • Student uses technology to create an original design. 
  • Student uses trend information to identify tone for a message. 

Standards Alignment: 

Mathematics 

  • Model with mathematics. 
  • Use appropriate tools strategically. 

English Language Arts 

  • Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently. 
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. 
  • Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. 
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. 
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. 

ISTE 

  • Empowered Learner: Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. 
  • Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. 
  • Computational Thinker: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.