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Owls
This website gives a brief overview of owls.
Is there only one type of owl?
What do owls eat?
What is a group of owls called?

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Matching Game
This  website has a matching game constructed of a variety of birds including owls.
What family of animals do the owls belong to?
Do all owls look alike?


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Burrowing Owls
This website gives information on burrowing owls.
What size are burrowing owls?
What sound do they make?

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All About Owls
This website has a lot of information about owls.
When do owls sleep?
How do they see things that are beside them?

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Owl Pictures
This website shows actual pictures of owls being observed during different stages in their lives.
What do some people own to help attract owls to their home?
Do owls lay eggs?

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Students working on owl masks

Owl Topic Page

General Information                                                    

Grade Level:             K
Subject Area(s):       SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY                                                                                   
Total Duration of Lesson:    35 – 40 minutes

Title of Lesson - Who?  It’s an owl.

This lesson integrates science and technology to teach children about animals.  The animal that is the focus of this lesson is the owl.

Primary Learning Outcome(s) (PLO)

A.  The student will use the computer to find information about owls.
B.  The student will use the mouse and point to pictures and words on the web site to find information about the owls.

Chart Review Activity

As the teacher goes through each section of the web page, children are asked to recall information they learned about the animal. The teacher records the information on chart paper using colorful markers.

Hands-On Activity   

Students will assemble a mask of an owl.  The students will use scissors, crayons or markers and yarn.

Related Georgia Performance Standard(s) or QCC Standard(s)

SKCS6 Students will understand the important features of the process of scientific inquiry.                                                                                                                                                                        

Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
a. In doing science, it is often helpful to work with a team and to share findings with others.
c. Much can be learned about plants and animals by observing them closely, but care must be taken to know the needs of living things and how to provide for them (animals that live on the land).

K-Technology Integration Strand: Basic Skills
Standard: Operates basic technology tools and applications

Materials and Equipment                                                                                           

Crayons or Markers 
Hole punch
String        
Access to a computer with Internet connection
Web site http://www.valdosta.edu/~angesmith/topic.html
Chart paper

Artificial owl
Pencil and Paper for teacher to make notes

List of Web Site Titles and URLs used in the web page

My Web Page 
www.valdosta.edu/~angesmith                                                                                                                                                                     

edHelper.com “Owls”
http://www.edhelper.com/AnimalReadingComprehension_18_1.html

Bone Matching Game 
http://www.kidwings.com/games/matchinggame/birds/index.htm

Biomes Key “Burrowing Owl”
http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/cyberzoo/burrowingowl.html

Zoom Birds “All about Owls”
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/info/Owl.shtml

Chris' Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Cam'
http://gargravarr.cc.utexas.edu/owl/2007/

Technology Connection

This is a computer-based activity. Children will work in a small group with the teacher who will show them the web page that they have developed on the animal.  The children will find information based on questions developed by the teacher that are related to each of the web sites. 

Procedures

Start by asking the students what they know about owls.  Tell them that we will look on the website to find out more.  Write down what was learned as the students go through the lesson.  Go to each website listed.  Make sure you cover the content asked in the questions.  Ask the questions listed.  Move the children away from the computer and place them at a table that they can work on.  (Have the supplies ready for the activity).  Allow the students to color and cut out the mask.  Punch holes in the sides and attach the string to make the mask.  While creating our mask encourage discussion on what they learned about the owl.   

Step One: Introduction

We are going to learn about an animal that usually lives in the trees.  It can make a sound that someone could mistake for a question.  Can anyone guess what the animal might be?

What are some things you know about owls?  Let’s go to my web site to find out more.

Estimated Time: (1-3 minutes per section)

Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcome(s).
Teach the content relevant to the primary learning outcome(s).

Go through each section and review the web sites.  Remember that young children have shorter attention spans, so highlight information from the web sites that relate to the questions you are asking. 

Allow children to take turns using the mouse to point to pictures and clicking on links to find new information.

Section 1

Go to the web site and show the children your page. 

Web site and corresponding questions:  
     
edHelper.com “Owls”
     
http://www.edhelper.com/AnimalReadingComprehension_18_1.html

1.      Is there only one type of owl?  No, there are approximately 200 different types of owls.

2.      What to owls eat?  They eat living things such as lizards, insects, and fish.

3.      What is a group of owls called?  A  parliament

Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions.

After each section review the information BRIEFLY with them about what they learned.  As they tell you the information, write it on the chart.

Check for understanding before going on to the next section by doing an informal review.  As they give you the answers, write them on the charts in brief phrases or sentences, i.e.  If you see a jellyfish in the water swim away from it.

 

Section 2

Web site and corresponding questions:    
     
Bone Matching Game   
     
http://www.kidwings.com/games/matchinggame/birds/index.htm

1.      What family does the owl belong to?  The bird family

2.      Do all owls look alike?  No

Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions.

After each section review the information BRIEFLY with them about what they learned.  As they tell you the information, write it on the chart.

Section 3

Web site and corresponding questions:          
      
Biomes Key “Burrowing Owl”
     
http://lsb.syr.edu/projects/cyberzoo/burrowingowl.html

1.      What size are the burrowing owls?  They are small.

2.      What sound do they make?  A loud hoot

Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions.

After each section review the information BRIEFLY with them about what they learned.  As they tell you the information, write it on the chart.

Section 4

Web site and corresponding questions:     
     
Zoom Birds “All about Owls”
       http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/info/Owl.shtml

1.      When do owls sleep?  During the day

2.      Owls cannot turn their eyes in their socket.  How do they see things that are beside them?  They turn their head it can turn along ways around and almost completely upside down because it has so many bones in its neck.

Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions.

After each section review the information BRIEFLY with them about what they learned.  As they tell you the information, write it on the chart.

Section 5
Web site and corresponding questions:     
     
Chris' Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Cam'
      
http://gargravarr.cc.utexas.edu/owl/2007/

1.      What do some people own to help attract owls to their home?  An owl nest box

2.      Do owls lay eggs?  Yes, they do!   A baby owl is called an owlet.

Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions.

After each section review the information BRIEFLY with them about what they learned.  As they tell you the information, write it on the chart.

Estimated Time: (20 minutes)

Step Three: Closure

After going through the 5 sections of web sites and completing the chart, read the information about owls that the students dictated.  This will help the children review and remember things that they thought important and interesting about the animal.

Estimated Time: (3 minutes.)

Assessing the Primary Learning Outcome

Hands-on Activity

Use the handout (retrieved from www.pbskids.org.zooboomafooeyespy.htm)
Color the owl
Cut out the mask 
Punch a hole in both sides of the mask 
Attach string to the mask
Then they can play with their masks

ASSESSMENT:  Attach a copy of any written assessment technique(s) used by the teacher

The RUBRIC will be included here:  You will be evaluating the students by observing them and rating their ability to demonstrate knowledge by their responses or by the hands-on product they completed.  Include a separate rubric for each student in the group.  Complete the rubric as the students are working or after they have completed the assignments.

 

Plan for Early Finishers

(What activity will you provide for students who finish the practice and/or assessment activities before the rest of the class?)  Students who complete their activity will be allowed to go back to the computer and click on the web sites of their choice while the others complete their work. 

Accommodation

This activity is a small group activity; therefore, the teacher will be able to help students with special needs by repeating information several times to clarify information.  The teacher will also be able to assist students in developing fine motor skills by helping students as they use glue, pencils, crayons, scissors, etc.










RUBRIC

Level 3 - (5 -4 points)

Level 2   (3- 2 points)

Level 1    (1-0 points)

Student is able to use the mouse to point to directed items on the page,  and  can click on links with little assistance.  Student is interested in the information and is attentive

Student is requires assistance to use the mouse find information, and has difficulty in following directions to find links.
Student's attention span on the computer is limited.

Student requires considerable assistance in using the  mouse and/or cannot follow directions to find links.
Student's attention span on the computer is limited.


After finding information on the web sites as guided by the teacher, the student was able to respond accurately to the questions from the all sections, and contributed to responding to the chart with accuracy.


After finding information on the web sites, as guided by the teacher, the student was able to respond accurately to the most of the  questions from the all sections, and contributed to responding to the chart with accuracy.

 After finding information on the web sites, as guided by the teacher, the student was unable to respond accurately to the most of the  questions from the all sections, and contributed to responding to the chart with accuracy.
Student's attention span on the computer is limited.

Student demonstrated ability in all 3 areas:
-working  collaboratively with others in the group
- demonstrating an
- understanding about the animal taught in the lesson
- taking pride in completing the hands-on activity.

Student demonstrated difficulty in one of the following areas:
-working  collaboratively with others in the group
- demonstrating an understanding about the animal taught in the lesson
- taking pride in completing the hands-on activity.

 Student demonstrated difficulty in 2 or more of the following areas:
-working  collaboratively with others in the group
- demonstrating an understanding about the animal taught in the lesson.
- completing the task

 


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