Feathery,

Furry, Scaly Friends    

An Animal Covering and Motion Web quest for First Graders

Designed by

Karen Rafferty, adapted for HCPS by Andy Jackson & Kim Brantley

Introduction

You know a lot about animals!  You know animals can swim, fly, walk or slither! You are going to learn even more about animals and share what you learn with others. 

The Task

Many people cannot visit the zoo to see the animals in person.  They may live too far away, or they don't have a way to get to the zoo.  

Your job is to make posters of animals that you can see at a zoo.

 

1.       Tell about the covering of that animal.

2.       Tell about how that animal moves from place to place.

3.       Work with a partner.Both of you must contribute to the project.

 

You will get your pictures from the Internet. The two web sites we will use are ExZooberance and Efish Ė The Virtual Aquarium.You will insert the picture into your own Microsoft Word document along with your written description of the animalís covering and how it moves.You will be able to email a copy of your poster to people who would like to see the animals in your zoo.

The Process

Let's Get Started!

1. First, the head zookeeper will give you a group to work with. It is important that you work well with your partners so that you will have fun and learn a lot too!  You and your partners will be able to conference with each other and the head zookeeper who will help you evaluate your posters. It is important to listen and cooperate with them, too.

2. You are going to look at the list of animals below and choose one animal to report on. Your group must have one animal from each section.

Click on the name of an animal and it will take you to pictures that you can choose from. Some animal names you may know. Others will be a mystery!  Have fun and work together! You have to work together and agree on the animal each partner will do. After you decide on the animal you are going to write about, click on the links to take you to pictures of your animal.  We only need one report per animal.This means that you will need to be the first to request an animal in order to guarantee your animal choice.

Choose the one picture of your animal that you like the best, either print it and glue it to a poster or insert it into a computer document using your animal name as the name of the document. Your head zookeeper will tell you how to save your picture.Have your head zookeeper help you copy the link that you got the picture from.You can put this link in your document in order to give the photographer credit for his/her work on your poster.


Virtual Zoo
They Swim Ė but they are not fish!

Alligator

Beaver

Blue Whale

Bottle-Nosed Dolphin

California Sea Lion

Crocodile

Dolphin

Harp Seal

Humpback Whale

Killer Whale

Manatee

Minke Whale

Sea Otter

Sea Turtle

Walrus

Whale

 

 

 

Virtual Zoo
They Fly

Bat

Bee-Eater

Bittern

Black Duck

Booby

Coot

Cormorant

Crane

Crowned Pigeon

Duck

Eagle

Egret

Finch

Flamingo

Flycatcher

Gallinule

Goose

Goshawk

Great Blue Heron

Great Horned Owl

Grebe

Green Heron

Gull

Harlequin Duck

Harrier

Hawk

Heron

Hoopoe

Hornbill

Kingfisher

Lovebird

Macaw

Mandarin Duck

Marabou

Moorhen

Owl

Parrot

Pelican

Pigeon

Plover

Red-Tailed Hawk

Robin

Shrike

Snipe

Sparrow Hawk

Spotted Owl

Starling

Stork

Teal

Tern

Thrush

Vulture

Wagtail

Warbler

Weaverbird

Wood Duck

Woodpecker

Virtual Zoo
They Walk

 

American Elk

Bison

 

Black Bear

Black-Footed Ferret

Bobcat

 

Brown Bear

Buffalo

Camel

 

Capybara

Caribou

Chameleon

 

Cheetah

Chimpanzee

Chipmunk

 

Clouded Leopard

Coyote

Deer

 

Dycker

Elephant

Fox

 

Giant Panda

Giraffe

Gorilla

 

Gray Wolf

Grizzly Bear

Hedgehog

 

Hippopotamus

Iguana

Impala

 

Jaguar

Kangaroo

Lemur

 

Leopard

Lion

Lizard

 

Lynx

Macaque Monkey

Manguste

 

Marmot

Mongoose

Monkey

 

Moose

Mule Deer

Ocelot

 

Orangutan

Oryx

Ostrich

 

Polar Bear

Porcupine

Prairie Dog

 

Puma

Raccoon

Red Fox

 

Rhinoceros

Serual

Skunk

 

Squirrel

Tapir

Tiger

 

Tortoise

Warthog

White-Tailed Deer

 

Wolf

Zebra

 

 

 

Virtual Aquarium of Virginia
They Swim

 

Fish

 

Here you can choose one type of fish that makes Virginia its home.

 

 

3.       Now you have to do the writing.  You are going to describe the animal covering and describe how the animal moves around.

You will work together with your group to decide what to say.

You will type or write the words for your poster and help your partners decide what to say on their posters. Your head zookeeper will assign another group to help you evaluate your work.You may then add or delete details on your poster.  Donít forget to put your animalís name at the top of your poster.

 Your head zookeeper will help you edit your writing.

 When you and your partners are happy with the way the posters look, contact the head zookeeper about printing out your poster.

4.       Present your Animal! Tell all of your friends the name of your animal, about its covering, and how it moves.

After you present your poster, select a friend who will match the covering of your animal with the correct sample from the animal coverings collection box.

Your head zookeeper will help the group decide on an appropriate display.You may want to display the posters in a bound book or you may want to find a place in the hallway for others to enjoy!

Note: If you work quickly, you may have time to choose another animal to describe!