New Species Found!by: Deborah Reinemann and Jolie Thomas

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At the end of their oceanography unit, fourth-grade students are challenged to create an imaginary creature that is well adapted to live in an ocean environment. They present their new species at a "marine biology convention" and demonstrate their understanding of the particular habitat (for example, tide pool, deep trench, or sandy beach) by describing the species’ ability to adapt to the conditions of the environment.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
5/1/2003

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  • on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:49 PM

The author provides information on how a unit on the ocean and its life has been structured and then goes into detail on the final project - designing a creature that would be comfortable living in a specific ocean habitat and sharing the "discovery" with the class. A very clever way for students to integrate a large amount of knowledge in a simple way.

Tina Harris  (Bloomington, IN)
Tina Harris (Bloomington, IN)


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