Animal Inquiry through Technology

This lesson was intended for 2nd graders using Scott Foresman. However, can be altered for any animal inquiry. This lesson allows students to research an animal and organize facts through an online graphic organizer. Extensions are provided. #VegasPBS-Tech160

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  • Science
  • NVACS English Language Arts
  • Technology

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  • 2nd Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • W.2.7 - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
  • W.2.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • 1.A.2.1 - Use digital tools to brainstorm and organize new ideas.
  • 3.A.2.1 - Determine steps to answer a question using digital tools.
  • 3.B.2.1 - Identify and organize keywords and use multiple sources used to answer an essential question.
  • 3.C.2.1 - Recognize that different information sources and digital tools are appropriate for different tasks.
  • (2)4.1 - Investigate and describe how animals have offspring that are the same kind of animal, and that differences exist among individuals of the same kinds of animals.
  • (2)4.2 - Investigate, observe, and describe how animals grow and change through their life cycles.
  • (2)4.3 - Investigate, observe, and describe how animals use their senses.
  • (2)4.5 - Investigate and describe how animals use plants and other animals for food.
  • (2)4.6 - Explain that habitats include food, water, shelter, and space.
  • (2)4.7 - Explain how particular features of plants and animals help them live in different kinds of habitats, and that some plants and animals are extinct.
  • (2)4.8 - Identify and sort animals by observable characteristics and/or behaviors.

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