||Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O box 10
Tele: (709) 642-5322
Fax: (709) 642-5854
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
||April 1 to June 1,
To help students gain a greater appreciation and
respect for the animals and plants of our world they must
first gather information about the more familiar animals
and plants of their own community, region or province.
They must then extend this knowledge to the study of
animals and plants of other countries.
Through the use of field trips, resource people,
libraries and the Internet, the Grade 4 students will do
a study of the habitats of several Newfoundland species:
- Animals- Moose, Partridge, Cod
- Plants- Pitcher Plant, Spruce, Birch.
The students will compare these to several animals and
plant species of another province or country of their
Once the place has been selected, the students will
than research the animal and plant life of the place and
select several for comparison.
The activities completed in this project will
address the Grade 4 Program of Studies in:
- Science - Study of animals and plant habitats.
- Language Arts - reading, writing, interviewing
- Social Studies - Comparison of animals and plants
in Newfoundland to another province or country.
- Mathematics - Population distribution and
Curriculum Plans for School:
The major focus of our school for the next year or two
will be in the area of Language Arts Writing. This
project will be of immense value due to the vary of
writing styles needed to complete the project,
interviews, data collecting, reports, letters and
Intended Learning Outcomes:
The students will be able to:
- Understand the term "habitat" as an
environment in which an organism lives.
- Explore and describe a number of familiar animal
and plant habitats.
- Identify the basic requirements of any habitat
such as food, water, shelter and space.
- Explore the interrelationships among organisms in
an ecosystem by examining food chains and food
- Describe food chains and their importance in the
- Investigate the human impact on the environment.
ILO's of Technology Education:
1. The students will use a word processor to:
- Create a document
- Save a document
- Import graphics to a document
- Print a document
2. Students will use a computer software such as
Encarta and Dangerous creatures to retrieve information.
3. Students will access the internet to:
- Conduct net searches.
- Make contacts via e-mail to resource people.
- Download and print files.
Through the use of the Stellar Schools Internet
Connection students will be able to more readily attain
information vital to the success of this project by:
- Conducting net searches
- Accessing web pages and retrieving information
form World Wide Web sources such as Environment
groups and government departments concerned with
- Make contact with resource people via e-mail.
Students will become more aware of the growing
importance of computers in education.
Students will be exposed to and become familiar with
the operation of high-tech computer equipment such as,
modems, digital cameras,and scanners.
Students will be able to:
Define the term
List a number of plants
indicative to Newfoundland.
List a variety of animals that
Identify the basic requirements
of any habitat.
Select an organism and draw a
food chain for the organisms.
Define an ecosystem.
Describe how a food chain is
important to an ecosystem.
Formulate possible solutions to
how man can best care for his environment.