Wildlife Research

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Wildlife Research

Strand: Science
Grade Level: 3
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: classroom and library
Objective: The students will be able to research and present information about an animal common to the Mississippi Valley.
Materials: library to do research
paper
pencil
copy of the questions to be researched
Vocabulary: Mississippi River wildlife
Procedure:
  1. Ask the students what types of wildlife live in the Mississippi Valley (eagle, deer, wild turkey, falcon etc.)
  2. Divide the students into groups of 4-5 and tell them that each group is responsible for choosing an animal (each group has a different animal) and researching that animal to be able to answer the following questions:
    • where the animal lives
    • what type of home(s) it lives in
    • what it eats
    • how they care for their young
    • size of family group
    • any other interesting information
    • visual(s)
  3. The groups prepare a short presentation to the class. Optional: Animal Scramble and Match
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