This website introduces children to the moose, a little known animal in the south!

Grade Level: Elementary


View the following websites to find answers to the questions.


To find out information about the moose, click here!!

     1.  What does a moose looke like?
     2.  What countries does the moose live in?
     3.  Does the moose have any predators?  If so, what animals?

To find out more information about the moose, click here!

     1.  How much does the moose weigh?
     2.  What does the moose eat?
     3.  What kind of habitats does the moose live in?


To find out what different genders of moose are called, click here!

     1.  What is a male moose called?
     2.  What is a female moose called?
     3.  What is a baby moose called?


To find out fun facts about the moose, click here!

     1.  How long does the moose live?
     2.  Can a moose swim?
     3.  What are the moose's antlers used for?

To find out more fun facts about the moose, click here!

     1.  How much does a newborn moose calf weigh?
     2.  How many pounds of food can a moose eat in a day?
     3.  How much do a bull moose's antlers weigh?


digital pictures of student projects


General Information:                                                    

Grade Level:            PK / K

Subject Area(s):       SCIENCE    TECHNOLOGY                                                                                

Total Duration of Lesson:  35 - 40 minutes

Discovering the Moose:

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

Primary Learning Outcome(s) (PLO)

A.  The student will use the computer to find information about moose.

B.  The student will identify characteristics of moose and compare them to other animals

C.  The student explains how the moose eats or the foods it eats or other information they will learn from the web sites.

D.  The student will use the computer moose and point to pictures and words on the web site to find information about the moose.


CHART REVIEW ACTIVITY: As you go through each section of your web page, ask children to recall information they learned about the animal. The teacher records the information on chart paper using colorful markers

HANDS-ON ACTIVITY:   Students will create a moose by tracing their foot (for the head) and their hands (for the antlers).

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 sea).

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

Materials and Equipment

·        Access to a computer with Internet connection

·        Web site http://www.valdosta.edu/~ckbeck/topic1.html

·        Chart paper and colorful markers

·        construction paper

·        “googley” eyes

·        markers

·        Pencil and Paper for teacher to make notes

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

·        Enchanted Learning: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/

·        Nature Works:  http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/moose.htm

·        Moose:  http://eduscapes.com/nature/moose/kids.htm

·        CG Kids:  http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/cgkids/animal/

·        Moose on the Loose! http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723

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 designed 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).


Step One: Introduction

Before showing the children your web site, spark their interest by asking them a riddle about the animal

-We are going to learn about an animal that lives in the wild and its name rhymes with loose.   Can anyone guess what the animal might be?

-What are some things you know about this 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).
Teach the content relevant to the primary learning outcome(s).

NOTE: As you review the web sites on your web page, 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

Chart should have key questions for each web site listed. 

1. What does a moose look like?

2. Where does the moose live? 

3.  What does a moose eat?

·        Check for understanding before going on to the next section by doing an informal review.  As they give you the answers, write RESPONSES BRIEFLY on the charts in brief phrases or sentence: i.e. spiders eat bugs.

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

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

Section 2

Website1: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/deer/Mooseprintout.shtml
     1. What does a moose look like?
     2. What countries does the moose live in?
     3. Does the moose have any predators?  If so, what are they?

Website 2:
     1. How much does the moose weigh?
     2. What does the moose eat?
     3. What kinds of habitats does the moose live in?

Website 3:
     1. What is a male moose called?
     2. What is a female moose called?
     3. What is a baby moose called?

Website 4:
     1. How long does the moose live?
     2. Can a moose swim?
     3. What are the moose’s antlers used for?

Website 5:
     1. How much does a newborn moose calf weigh?
     2. How many pounds of food can a moose eat in one day?
     3. How much do a bull moose’s antlers weigh?

Estimated Time: 20 minutes

Step Three: Closure

After going through 3-5 web sites with questions, and completing the chart, read back the information that they dictated as a review.  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

·        Students will trace both of their hands and one foot on construction paper (may get another student or teacher’s help if needed) and cut them out.

·        Glue the two hands to the heel part of the foot to make the antlers.

·        Add “googley eyes” if they would like and decorate however they want.

·        Glue the moose on another sheet of paper and draw the moose’s habitat and some things that he eats around him.  (Some things included may be grass, trees, flowers, etc.) 

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



Components of Assignment:

Meets criteria

Partially meets criteria

Does not meet criteria

Completion of Art Activity

Completed and decorated the moose

Did not completely finish activity

Made no effort

Demonstration of Knowledge of Moose’s habitat and diet

Included at least one  thing from the moose’s habitat and one thing from the moose’s diet

Only included diet or habitat, not both

Did not include anything from the moose’s habitat or diet

Plan for Early Finishers

Students who complete their activity will be allowed to go back to the computer and explore the moose web sites while the others complete their work. 


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.

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