Project 1: "Penguins"

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Louise Dunphy
(lodunphy@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)
School: St. Anne's Elementary
P.O. Box 7, Site 4
Flat Bay, NF.
A0N L2O
Tele: (709) 647-3593
Fax: (709) 647-3593
Grade Level: One and Two
Project Start and Finish Dates: February 16 to March 6, 1998

  Project Overview

Knowledge and appreciation of this annual will be gained and skills and concepts in the curriculum areas of Language, Science, Social Studies, Math and Art will be developed through exposure of various resources, such as:

  • Classroom books
  • Library reference material
  • Video's, such as, District #4 Resource Center and the National Film Board.
  • Network Language Program
  • Internet Access
  • Available software, e.g. Encarta.

  Curriculum Connections

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to list and recognize, from pictures, the Adelie, African, Chinstrap, Emperor, Galapagos, Gento, King Little Blue, Magellanie, Rockhopper Royal and Yellow Eyed Penguins.
  • Understand how penguins species differ in terms of size, habitat markings and abilities.
  • Understand how pennons move in water and on land.
  • Understand how penguins stay warm and cool.
  • Establish criteria for classifying dinosaurs.
  • Record and summarize researched information and compose informative reports.
  • Create penguins using clay, paint, and through drawing.
  • Appreciate poetry, fiction and non- fiction literature about penguins.
  • Write stories, songs, and poetry about penguins.
  • Continue to expand and organize their knowledge about the world by locating on the world map and globe where the various penguins are found.
  • Use standard units, cm, m and kg to compare height and mass of penguins to themselves.

ILO's of Technology Education

  • Using a word processor, e.g. word perfect, to create a new document, save the document, edit and print.
  • Research penguin topic using available software.
  • Access the Internet to obtain current information on penguins by, conducting net searches and downloading and printing files.

  Resource Connections

  • Internet
  • Videos
  • Extensive supply of information books

  Evaluation

  • Checklists
  • Observation
  • Work Samples (creative writing)
  • Written Tests
  • Oral Quiz

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