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Outline. Introduction to the idea of Independent Investigation. Discuss with the group the sources that they would use in order to access information about animal species, such as books and the internet, including; Classification (group – subgroup – species) Habitat, Diet, Similarities and differences between their two chosen organisms. Show the pupils the different pairs of organisms and allow them to choose a pair that they would like to research. Outline the work that is expected of them, which will result in the production of a poster presentation, a booklet/pamphlet or a PowerPoint presentation (this should depend upon the teachers’ assessment of the individual pupils’ ability, as well as the pupils’ wishes). Tell the pupils that they have been tasked by a local zoo to produce the presentations in order to inform visitors – making sure that they don’t think that this is, indeed, the case - of their findings. It is important that pupils understand the sources that they use are meant to be the basis of their work, and that simply copying and pasting is not sufficient. They need to access the information and then write the work in their own words. Hand out the work booklets, which include the list of known websites (there may be others that, if used, should be included in the pupils list of resources) that can then be used to gather together the information that will be needed. This point may be mute, depending on the results of the meeting on Tuesday evening, 27/01/09. The pupils will need access to computers for the following 2 lessons in order to research their chosen species,
although this may be extended if there are large numbers who intend to present their work via PowerPoint. Again, this point requires discussion before timings are finalised. 7. A further 2 lessons will then be needed to prepare and present their work. Ditto
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Tiger Shark and Killer Whale (Orca) Chimpanzee and Vervet Monkey Mustang (Horse) and North American Bison Pipistrelle Bat and Hummingbird Salamander and Gecko Lizard
Tiger Shark and Orca. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/tigershark.html www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/sharks/species/Tigersha rk.shtml www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/Tigershark/tigershar k.htm www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/180.shtml http://animals.howstuffworks.com/fish/tiger-shark.htm http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=37 http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/killerwhale.html www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/orca.html www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/species/Orca.sht ml
Chimpanzee and Vervet Monkey http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/chimp anzee.html www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/apes/chimpanzee.shtml
www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/chimpanzee http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resourses/Grzime k_mammals/Hominidae/Pan_troglodytes.jpg?view.html www.honoluluzoo.org/chimpanzee.htm http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/chimpanzeeinfo.htm www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/vervetmonkey
Mustang and Bison. www.horseshowcentral.com/flen/mustang_horse/256/1 www.worldofhorses.co.uk/horses_usa/breeds/horse_breed_Mu stang_Horse.htm www.giveusahome.co.uk/allpets/horses/mustang.htm http://horsety[pe.com/text.php?id=103 www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=97 http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/informat ion/Bison_bison.htm www.nps.gov/archive/wica/Bison.htm www.ypte.org.uk/animal/bison-american-/54 www.answers.com/topic/american-bison-1
Pipistrelle bat and Hummingbird. www.ypte.org.uk/animal/bat-pipistrelle-/115 www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/291.shtml www.bio.bris.ac.uk/research/bats/britishbats/batpages/comm onpipi.htm www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/wildlifegarden/atoz/p/pipistrellebat. asp www.essortment.com/all/hummingbirdsin_rbow.htm www.rubythroat.org/MiscellanyMain.html www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Rufous_Humm ingbird_dtl.html www.avianweb.com/hummingbirds.htm www.infochembio.ethz.ch/links/en/zool_voegel_kolibris.html
Salamander and Gecko. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/informat ion/Animalia.html www.www.essortment.com/all/whataresalaman_rbgk.htm www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-salamander.html
www.arkive.org/north-african-fire-salamander/salamandraalgira/info.html www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/476.shtml http://animal.discovery.com/guides/reptiles/iguanas/leopardge cko.html www.thewildones.org/Animals/rigecko.html www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/reptiles-andfrogs/lizards/gecko/facts/
Pupil Name ………………………………………… Science Group ………………… Animal Pair ……………………………………………… ….
Writing Frame. 1. Species names, both common and Latin (scientific). Can be extended to use the classification system. 2. Habitat(s). Where in the world – what type of climate – tropical, temperate, arctic - forest, grassland or desert – freshwater or marine?
3. Diet. PredatorPrey? Carnivore (meat eater), herbivore
(plant eater) or omnivore (may eat both plants and animals)?
4. Special features/adaptations. 5. Other features, such as size, life span and sociability. 6. Comparison of species. Similarities and differences.