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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.