Introduction
You will be given an animal and you will research about the animal's habitat. You will then build a habitat that will meet the needs of your animal. You will take a take a picture of your habitat and then create a Thinglink telling others what is important to your animal's survival in your habitat.



Task
You are going to learn about animals in class and using the activities below. You will then use Mackinvia to research your animal's needs in their habitats. You will fill in the information on the research page. (habitats, physical and behavioral adaptations, life cycle, migration, hibernation, and food chains) You will need to plan how each of these needs will be met in the habitat you create. You will need to draw a plan and then write sentences explaining how each of these areas are covered in your habitat. You will make your presentation in Thinglink. You can use pages to write your proof that you created a habitat that meets your animal's needs.


Resources
Migration
Migration Web Site
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/migration/en/
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/migratorybirds/education/kids_stuff/woth_game/default.cfm
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/animals/migration/draganddrop/
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/animals/migration/preview.weml

Habitats
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/habitat/
http://pbskids.org/fetch/games/habitats/
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/kidscorner_games.htm
http://www.abpischools.org.uk/activescience/module2/home.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/habitats.shtml

Adaptations
http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/games/2010/09/mission-adaptation.aspx
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/animalneeds/
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/animal-adaptations.html
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/animals/camouflage/preview.weml

Life Cycle
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/games.htm
http://www.turtlediary.com/kindergarten-games/science-games/butterfly-life-cycle.html
http://www.turtlediary.com/grade-1-games/science-games/frog-life-cycle.html
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/lifecycle.htm

Hibernation
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/animals/hibernation/preview.weml
http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/natural-world-bear-hibernation.htm

Food Chain
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/animals/foodchain/preview.weml
https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/foodchain.htm
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/chain_reaction/play_chainreaction.cfm
http://pbskids.org/video/?category=Wild%2520Kratts&pid=1_8VlKqMe6pynJKQGU4KItr2WIS_R2a7


Camouflage
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/camouflage/?ar_a=1

https://jr.brainpop.com/science/animals/camouflage/preview.weml




Evaluation
You will be evaluated on your presentation using the following rubric. The rubric will assess your research packet, habitat, and Thinglink presentation.







Research page

Some evidence of research on your page
but only half completed
Evidence of research on your page
but some misconceptions present in your
research
Research page is completed and
research is correct.

Habitat

Your habitat is only half done
Your habitat is complete but it does not meet the needs of your animal
Your habitat is complete and the needs of your animal are met.

Quality of Presention

Your presentation has some misspelled words and some incorrect grammar.
Your presentation has very little spelling or grammar mistakes.
Your presentation has no misspelled words or grammatical errors.













‚ÄčConclusion
Congratulations! I can't wait to see your habitats.