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1 July 2005 Amelia Gonzalez Kennesaw State University

2  Overview  Contents and Standards  Introduction  Task  Process  Resources  Evaluation  Conclusion

3 We are going to travel to the rainforest to try and find the Atlanta Zoo two new animals. We must learn about these two animals and share the information with the Atlanta Zoo. They are counting on you!!!!!!! They need to know how to care for these animals.

4 Content area: Science Grade: 2nd Language Arts Standards ELA2W1. The student demonstrates competency in the writing process. Science Standards S2CS1. Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works. S2CS5. Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly. S2CS6. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.

5 Introduction Welcome second graders your journey is about to begin. You are about to travel to one of the most mysterious places in the world. You are about to meet some of the rarest animals in the world. You are about to enter the rainforest.

6 Task You are about to embark on a journey that will require you to travel deep into the rain forests. Your journey will take you to places few have imagined. Only the strongest will survive. You have been selected to research the animals of the rainforest. The Atlanta Zoo is looking for two new animals to add to their zoo. You must find out what these animals need to survive. The rainforest is a very scary and dangerous place. We will not let you travel alone. You will be traveling with a partner. Stick together and be safe. We look forward to your safe return! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are about to embark on a journey that will require you to travel deep into the rain forests. Your journey will take you to places few have imagined. Only the strongest will survive. You have been selected to research the animals of the rainforest. The Atlanta Zoo is looking for two new animals to add to their zoo. You must find out what these animals need to survive. The rainforest is a very scary and dangerous place. We will not let you travel alone. You will be traveling with a partner. Stick together and be safe. We look forward to your safe return! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 You and your partner must choose 2 animals to study on your journey to the rainforest. Study them closely, but don’t get too close. They are very dangerous. I have provided websites that can help you learn about your animals. 1. You and your partner must decide between two jobs. The Animal Scientist- One of you must study and record what the animals eat, what the animals look like, and how the animals move.The Animal Scientist- The Habitat Scientist- The other person must study theThe Habitat Scientist- habitat of the animals, what animals hunt them, and how they protect themselves. When you study the animals habitats find out which part of the rainforest they live in. 2.You need to write this information on the information sheet provided. Click on your job above to print your worksheet. 3.You and your partner need to take the information you’ve gathered and compare the two animals using the Venn Diagram. Click here to print your Venn Diagram. Venn DiagramVenn Diagram 4.Then, you will need to make a poster with the information you have gathered and present it to a committee at the Atlanta Zoo. You need to convince the committee that your two animals are the best choice to bring to Atlanta. 5.If you need any help please ask your teacher or other students in the class.

8 Here are some rainforest books you may want to check out: * Rainforest Babies by Kathy Darling * The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry * Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen * Life in the Rainforests by Lucy Baker * Journey Through a Tropical Jungle by Adrain Forsyth * One Day in the Tropical Rainforest by Jean Craighead George * Inside the Amazing Amazon by Don Lessem * Rain Forest Secrets by Arthur Dorros * A Walk in the Rainforest by Kristin Joy Pratt * Rain Forest by Helen Cowcher * Nature's Green Umbrella by Gail Gibbons

9 1 Unsatisfact ory 2 Satisfactory 3 Excellent Venn Diagram 3 facts or less on each animal. Doesn’t know animals and their habitats. 4-6 facts on each animal. Compared similarities and differences. 7 or more facts on each animal. Compared similarities and differences Poster/Prese ntation Not prepared. Very little information on poster. Doesn’t know animals and their habitats very well. Prepared. Both students present. Poster is neat. 4-6 facts about each animal and habitat. Picture of animal. Very prepared. Both students present equally. 7 or more facts about each animal and habitat. Picture of animal. Creative. Very knowledgeabl e. Students will be evaluated using this rubric. Click on the word rubric above to get a printable rubric.

10 Well you’ve done it! You and your partner have successfully returned safely home from the rainforest. I hope you’ve learned a lot about the animals and the rainforests many wonders. The Atlanta Zoo was so impressed with the information you gathered while you were there, that they would like to offer both of you a job at the zoo. Congratulations on a job well done!!!! If you would like to learn more about the rainforests, please visit the websites on the resource page.


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