Habitats of Georgia Integrated Activity

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Published on July 17, 2014

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Georgia Habitats: Georgia Habitats A 3 rd Grade Online Integrated Activity and TurboQuest Overview: Overview Focus Standard: 3 rd Grade Science S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat. a. Differentiate between habitats of Georgia (mountains, marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont, Atlantic Ocean) and the organisms that live there. b . Identify features of green plants that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia. c . Identify features of animals that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia. d . Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is changed. Introduction: Introduction What habitats are found in Georgia? Click below Video Task : Task You have a task! Are you up for a challenge? To find out your task you must complete all of them below and fill out your graphic organizer as you go! Mountains Piedmont Coastal Plains Atlantic Ocean Swamp Now let’s explore the habitats of Georgia! Each slide has everything you need to know about every habitat!! : Now let’s explore the habitats of Georgia! Each slide has everything you need to know about every habitat!! Mountain Habitat: Mountain Habitat This habitat has the coolest temperatures in Georgia. This is due to the higher altitude and abundance of forestry. The area is moist due to rivers and streams that flow through it. The Mountain habitat is found in North Georgia. Mountains : Mountains Click on the video or click the link ! Mountain Video Fill in your graphic organizer after video! REMEMBER THIS IS A GRADE!! Mountain Habitats Integrated with Social Studies : Mountain Habitats Integrated with Social Studies SS3G1 The student will locate major topographical features. b. Identify major mountain ranges of the United States of America: Appalachian, Rocky. Take out your map placemats Using chocolate chips we will locate the two mountain ranges that are located in the United States. Place your chocolate chips over the Rocky Mountain Range and The Appalachian Mountain range. What mountain range runs through Georgia? After locating mountain ranges draw them on your map sheet. Piedmont Habitat: Piedmont Habitat The state capital, Atlanta, is located in the Piedmont. The region covers about 1/3 of Georgia. The Piedmont has rolling hills and a beautiful landscape. This habitat is not known for nutrient rich soil now that it is the home to many large cities in Georgia. Piedmont : Piedmont Click on the link or picture below to find out more information on the Piedmont! Piedmont Fill in your graphic organizer after the piedmont powerpoint ! Piedmont Habitat Integrated with Reading: Piedmont Habitat Integrated with Reading As class we will read the book “ I Took a Walk” by Henry Cole. Pick a partner You must put the index cards in order on how they happened in the story. ELACC3RI8 : Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence). Coastal Plains Habitat : Coastal Plains Habitat The coastal plains are in the southern portion of Georgia. The upper plains are known for agriculture, while the lower plains make up the coast of Georgia by the Atlantic Ocean. Many rivers flow through this habitat. The coastal plain is the warmest habitat in Georgia. Coastal Plains : Coastal Plains Click on the pic or click the link! Coastal Plains Fill in your graphic organizer Costal Plains Integrated with Writing/ELA: Costal Plains Integrated with Writing/ELA As a class we will read the book “The Terrible Eek” by Patricia A. Compton. • As a group of 4, create a T-Chart. On one side make a list of animals found in the Coastal Plains. On the other side make a list of imaginary animals found in the book “The Terrible Eek”. • With your group, write a brief narrative describing a new imaginary animal you might find in the Coastal Plains region. Remember to think about the characteristics animals need to live in the Coastal Plains! 3.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.• 3.W.3.1 Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds...• 3.W.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, developp and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. Atlantic Ocean Habitat: Atlantic Ocean Habitat This region is located on the eastern coast of Georgia. This habitat is extremely warm and home to a variety of ocean life. Many tourists visit this habitat each year for the nice beaches and ocean activities. Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic Ocean C lick the link to watch video Atlantic Ocean Video Fill in your graphic organizer Atlantic Ocean Integrated with Math: Atlantic Ocean Integrated with Math Be Creative! Pick a piece of paper out of the hat. On the paper you will find a number for the perimeter and a number for the area Using graph paper you are to create a picture that has the same measurements as the perimeter and area you draw. The picture must related to the ocean habitat. Needs to be neatly colored! MCC3.MD.5 Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement . a. A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area , and can be used to measure area. b. A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units. Swamp Habitat : Swamp Habitat This habitat is an area of land covered by water. The region is located in the southeastern portion of Georgia. The habitat covers 700 square miles and is full of wildlife. The air is extremely moist and humid. Swamp: Swamp C lick the link to Watch Video Swamp Video Fill in your graphic organizer Swamp Integrated with Art: Swamp Integrated with Art Imagine you are going on a trip to the Swamp region of Georgia. Think about the climate, animals, and plants you would encounter along the way. With a partner, create a comic strip with a minimum of 6 illustrations about your imaginary trip to the Swamp region. Your comic strip should include at least 2 animals, 1 form of plant life, and a description of the weather while you are there. VA3MC1. Engages in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas. – Creates a series of thumbnail sketches to alter visual images, such as magnifying, reducing, repeating or combining them in unusual ways, to change how they are perceived and interpreted PROBLEM: You have come across a habitat that has been destroyed by humans. There are animals living in the wrong habitat!!! WHAT CAN YOU DO?? Your job is to clean up the mess! : PROBLEM: You have come across a habitat that has been destroyed by humans. There are animals living in the wrong habitat!!! WHAT CAN YOU DO?? Your job is to clean up the mess! Creating Diorama or Habitat project Make sure you have cleaned up the habitat and animals are in the correct habitat. (Must have 3 animals) You will work with a partner. You may use online resources, textbooks, and your completed graphic organizer. You will then create your diorama, poster, or powerpoint presentation. You will have to present your project to the class. Please see rubric. PowerPoint Presentation: Category 4 3 2 1 Comments Construction Materials Materials chosen for project are appropriate and used to enhance the product. Materials chosen for project are appropriate and used creatively. Materials chosen for the project are appropriate. Materials chosen for project are inappropriate and did not work for this project.     Habitat There is clear evidence of 5 or more animals in their natural habitat. There is some evidence of animals (4) in their natural habitat. There is little evidence of animals (1-3) in their natural habitat. There is no evidence of animals in their natural habitat.   Accuracy of Diorama Content 100-90 % of facts presented in the diorama, powerpoint or poster are all accurate. 89-80% of the facts presented in the diorama, powerpoint or poster are all accurate 79-70% of the facts presented in the diorama, powerpoint or poster are all accurate Fewer than 69% of the facts presented in the diorama, powerpoint or poster are all accurate   Class Presentation Student speaks clearly and distinctly all the time. Engages audience at all time. Uses visual in presentation. Student speaks clearly and distinctly most of the time. Engages the audience most of the time. Uses visual in presentation. Student speaks clearly and distinctly some of the time. Engages audience some of the time. Uses visual in presentation. Student is not clear or speaks too softly to be heard/understand. Does not engage audience. Does not use visual.   Knowledge Student can answer 100-90 % of all questions related to facts in the diorama about the animal/ ecosystem/ relationships of animals to the environments . Student can answer 89-80% of most questions related to facts in the diorama about the animal/ ecosystem / relationships of animals to the environments. Student can answer 79-70% of questions related to facts in the diorama about the animal/ecosystem. Student can answer fewer than 69% off questions related to facts in the diorama about the animal/ ecosystem.   __ More Information: More Information Click on the link or picture for a presentation on the habitats of Georgia. Habitats of Georgia Other Resources : Other Resources Habitats Song Habitats Website Graphic Organizer: Graphic Organizer Habitat Location in Georgia Characteristics Plants & Animals                                 Map: Map The 5E’s : The 5E’s Engage: Students will be engaged in the TurboQuest by viewing the introduction video on Georgia’s Habitats and being prompted about a later task. Explore: Students will explore each habitat through the various slides and videos. Explain: The teacher will guide students through the completion of their graphic organizer and will explain the key information about each habitat. Elaborate: Students will elaborate on their knowledge by completing each integrated activity throughout the presentation. Evaluate: Students will be evaluated using the diorama project and their ability to solve the problem presented. The teacher will evaluate the students using the rubric provided. Written Portion : Written Portion Summary Reflection Curriculum Map Concept Map

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