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This website gives great fast facts about Flamingos.
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Questions:
How much does a Flamingo weigh?
What kind of diet does a Flamingo have?
What is the wingspan of a Flamingo?
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This website gives brief background of Flamingo including it's Latin background and things about it's habitat.

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Questions:
What is the Latin name for Flamingo?
How many years can Flamingos live up to?
How's bigger, male or female Flamingos?



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Absolute Flamingos
This website gives a brief description of the Flamingo's reproduction, diet, senses, and trivia.



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Questions:
What do Flamingos make their nests out of?
What do Flamingos use to eat?
What are Flamingos classified as?


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American Flamingo

This website gives a basic overvview of a Flamingo including how long they live and also how mayn legs they stand on.


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Questions:
What kind of feet do Flamingos have?
How many years do Flaminogs live?
How many legs do Flamingos stand on?


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Friends of National Zoo
This website is a fact sheet to everything you need to know about Flamingos.

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Questions:
What are chicks called?
Chicks leave the nest after how many days?
How many inches long are Flamingos?

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Cooper and Annabelle exploring the Flamingo websites.

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Title of Lesson - Flamingos

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

Primary Learning Outcome(s) (PLO)

EXAMPLE
A.  The student will use the computer to find information about flamingos
B.  The student will identify characteristics of flamingo and compare them to other birds
C.  The student explains how the flamingo eats, and lists the foods it likes to eat.
D.  The student will use the mouse and point to pictures and words on the web site to find information about the flamingos.

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   (not on the computer) EXAMPLE   Students will draw a picture, assemble something related to the animal on paper; use supplies such as rulers, scales, etc. to determine information, learn a song, make puppets, build a replica of its habitat; make a replica of the animal… etc.

 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 in the wild).

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

Materials and Equipment

Access to a computer with Internet connection
Flamingos (http://www.valdosta.edu/~chbrannon/topic.html)
Chart paper and colorful markers
Pencil and Paper for teacher to make notes

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

1.      National Geographic: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/greater-flamingo.html

2.      Dorothy’s fabulous Flamingo’s: http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/1975/flamingo.html

3.      Absolute Flamingo’s: http://www.everwonder.com/david/flamingos/

4.      American Flamingo: http://whozoo.org/Intro98/marisede/marinased.htm

5.      Friends of National Zoo: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Birds/Facts/FactSheets/fact_flamingo.cfm

 

Technology Connection (Must be included when appropriate for the lesson and/or required by the course instructor.)

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
Note: Give enough information so that someone else could teach this lesson using your plan. (Recipe—like baking a cake)

 Step One: Introduction
before showing the children your web site, spark their interest by asking them a riddle about the animal

  Example: We are going to learn about an animal that lives in the wild, and the animal is known for its color- pink.  Can anyone guess what the animal might be?

What are some things you know about this land animal?  Let’s go to my web site to find out.

Estimated Time: (1-3 minutes per section)

Step Two: Teaching 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. 

National Geographic

This website gives great fast facts about flamingos.

Questions:
How much does a flamingo weigh?
What kind of diet does a flamingo have?
What is the wingspan of a flamingo?

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. 

 A flamingo weighs 8.75 pounds;

So light you could pick them up with you two hands.

Section 2 

Dorothy's Fabulous Flamingos

This website gives brief background of Flamingo including its Latin background and things about its habitat

Questions:
What is the Latin name for Flamingo?
How many years can Flamingos live up to?
Who’s bigger, male or female Flamingos?

 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

Absolute Flamingos
this website gives a brief description of the Flamingo's reproduction, diet, senses, and trivia.

Questions:

What do Flamingos make their nests out of?
What do Flamingos use to eat?
What are Flamingos classified as?

 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

American Flamingo
this website gives a basic overview of a Flamingo including how long they live and also how many legs they stand on.

Questions:

What kind of feet do Flamingos have?
How many years do Flamingos live?
How many legs do Flamingos stand on?

 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

Friends of National Zoo
this website is a fact sheet to everything you need to know about Flamingos.

Questions:
What are chicks called?
Chicks leave the nest after how many days?
How many inches long are Flamingos?

 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 that they 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

  1. Guests will pair off and stand facing each other. 
  2. Put their hands on each other’s shoulders.
  3. Attempt to balance on one leg while wrapping the other around their partner’s leg.
  4. The pair that keeps their balance the longest wins.

 

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.


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                                          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 assitance 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 limite.

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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