4th Grade Animal Report

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
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  • Graphic Organizer
  • Project
  • Worksheet
NGSS