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Students use the computer to discover animals. In this animal lesson, students look at online webcams to view animals and write in a daily blog discussing what the animals are doing. They use either Pixie or PowerPoint to create an animal report. 
Use Newsmaker software to write a script experimenting with setting.  Students use a webcam to record information about this day in history.  They will then self-evaluate their announcements. Adaptation: Other types of software can be used.
Students explore landmarks around the world. For this world geography and technology lesson, students view world landmarks using a webcam. Students take a virtual field trip during which they zoom in and manipulate three dimensional images in order to observe these famous landmarks.
Motivate your class with this lesson on clay animation. Learners use webcam software and stop-motion animation software to explore this process. They watch a how-to video to identify the steps used in making this animation, and create clay characters for use in their own videos.
Students simulate the job of surgical resident by using surgical instruments to complete a task inside of a black box using a webcam and flashlight. They complete the task and complete a worksheet.
Second graders write and perform their own Native American-style stories after reading several examples. They also perform the stories for another class via webcam.
Does the early bird really get the worm? If so, which color of worm does it prefer? In an exciting and easy week-long field investigation, young field biologists set up a one square meter feeding area for birds. If you have a webcam, learners can observe from inside the classroom. Different colored spaghetti (prepared with food coloring) is cut into worm sizes and placed in the feeding area. Each day, your budding zoologists will make observations and record data; they will gain new insight into not only the eating habits of local fauna, but also develop a deeper understanding of natural selection.
Learners create nature journals. In this introduction to the nature journal lesson, students discover the uses of nature journals and begin their own. Learners are challenged to use vivid, concise terms in their descriptive language. Activities include describing different birds and following the behavior of a species from a webcam.
Although originally designed for young film makers who wanted to enter their videos in a contest, the step-by-step instructions included here would serve as a guide for any video project. Classes with no access to video editing software could develop their proposals and create storyboards. Extensions and assessments are included.
Students are introduced to animal observation. They observe the behavior of a zoo animal. Students create an ethogram based on the behaiors they observed. They log into the zoo's web cam. Students choose, which webcam they are going to use. They watch their animal for five minutes. Students write down what they observe, after an additional five minutes students create a simple ethogram specific to their animal.
In this language skills instructional activity, students read an article on Pen Pal Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Students access a variety of Austria themed websites. They locate information about history, geography, climate, people and culture. They view a live webcam of different parts of Austria and read about famous personalities from Austria.
Pupils participate in various activities investigating the Mackinac Bridge. They explore various websites, read a history of the bridge, view live Webcams, take a Virtual Tour, and compare the Mackinac Bridge to other bridges in Michigan.
Students investigate the skill of writing a letter to another class with the use of the E-Pals E-mail program. They find the location of the other class on a map and then write the letter. The unit progresses to eventually conducting conversations on a live webcam.
Students discuss the concept of social needs. They research social events. Students create posters advertising social events. Using a WebCam, students exchange social event ideas. Students chart how social needs are fulfilled in the classroom.
Pupils access a variety of virtual field trip related resources on the Internet. They view videos, audio, panoramic views, and live Webcams regarding the White House, Pentagon, United Nations, rainforests, and various countries.
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the duration of the previous eruption. There are many links to resources about Yellowstone, even one to a live feed to see Old Faithful erupt. Learners read information on FAQs. They then use this information to have a discussion on the mathematical data it contains. They will then do some mathematical calculations to determine unit rate based on the data given.
Ahoy, matey! Here is an engineering expedition that mini mariners are sure to be swept away by! After reading a brief description and history of periscopes, they work in crews to construct one. Use this activity to enhance a lesson on mirrors and reflection, as an enrichment when studying ocean navigation, or simply as intended: an engineering project.
Discuss pop-art, Andy Warhol, and the concept of collaborative painting with your class. Learners won't be analyzing Warhol's work, but they will be engaging in group activities to understand the collaboration in art. They'll make a shared journal, discuss Warhol's philosophy of art, and make a short movie as a team. 
Students identify the adaptive forces in the life cycle of plants, animals, and humans, isolate and identify the role that change and adaptation play in extreme environments and research and write a short term paper using MLA citations.

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