4th Grade Animal Report

This 4th Grade Animal Report activities & project also includes:

Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process. A fun project to conclude a life science unit on ecosystems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Research is presented in a context that engages young scientists
  • Provides graphic organizers for taking notes and writing drafts of body paragraphs
  • Includes Internet resources for learners to use when performing research
Cons

  • Requires a rubric for assessing the written report and oral presentation
  • Assumes prior knowledge about habitats, life cycles, food chains, and animal adaptations
  • Includes deadlines that need to be adjusted according to the schedule of individual classes
NGSS