Project 2: Owls
The purpose of this project is to enhance childrens knowledge of the habitat, appearance, food, and enemies of various species of owls.
Students will engage in activities across the curriculum as they learn about owls.
Students will use the Internet to search for information about owls. Teachers will take care in choosing the appropriate links that are accurate and up to date on this topic. We will look at websites containing research information. Genres of literature, authors and geographical sites pertaining to owls.
3.1 Main Curriculum Areas Relating to the Project:
Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Art, Science
3.2 In column one list one or more appropriate Department of Education Learning Outcomes. In column two describe how the outcomes of your project fulfill the curriculum requirements.
3.3 In column one list the appropriate Department of Education Technology Education Outcomes. In column two describe how the outcomes of your project satisfy the curriculum requirements.
4.1 Explain how a high-speed STELLAR school connection will enable or enhance this project.
Internet access will allow students advanced research abilities. Basic web publishing will allow the students to publish their findings on the Internet.
4.2 List other resources required for the success of this project.
School resource Center, Textbooks, Guest Speakers.
5.1 Develop a time line to indicate when you expect students to achieve the intended learning outcomes or accomplish milestones that indicate substantial progress.
5.2 Discuss how this project provides an opportunity for students to communicate with others (e.g. e-mail, newsgroups, web pages and electronic presentations that include text and/or multimedia.
The students will avail of research via the Internet. Scientific and school linked web pages will allow research to be completed quickly. Multimedia presentations by wildlife biologists and other scientific personnel will aid the students learning as well as virtual visits to certain zoos which may be found online.
5.3 Explain how students will acknowledge all sources of information (web sites, print sources, software, media reports, etc.)
All sources of information will be referenced according to accepted academic standards.