"Lively Life cycles"
Designed By: Dena Godwin for 3rd grade
 
 


Welcome to our web site!!!  Have you ever wondered about how animals are born? Do all animals look like their parents when they are born? Learning about how animals are born and how they survive can be neat stuff!!! To begin your journey grab your magnifying glass, a net, and a couple of empty jars.  We are going to have a "buggy good" time.

 
 
 

Have you ever wondered where butterflies come from? 
Visit "Fly, Fly, Away" and you will find out.

What do Kangaroos look like as they are growing inside their mother's pouch? See an actual picture of a real life baby Kangaroo when you click on "Watch the Kangaroos Grow" 
 

 

Dolphins are interesting animals.  Did you know they are born tail first so they will not drown?  Visit "Baby Dolphins"















Can you imagine living inside an egg until it is time for you to be born?  This is exactly what baby chicks do.  Find out how long they have to live in the egg until it is time for them to be born by clicking "Chick Scope"
 

Have hours of fun when you visit "Chicky Chain".  You can print out a sheet with chickens to have lots of fun. 

Did you know that some animals change names when they grow up?  Find out all of the animals names that you dare to when you visit "Life cycles"

Find out everything you need to know about every animal in the world. Click on "Encyclopedia"

 


Want to find out more about how a turtle has Baby turtles?  Click on "Loggerheads" 

Frogs are amazing creatures. Want to know why they are so amazing?  Also play games on the internet to learn more froggy facts.  Click on "Frogland".
Would you like to meet someone who knows a lot about animals?  Meet "Crocodile Hunter".  He will give you insight to some wonderful facts about some amazing animals. 



 Mission Scenario #1
You have been selected to be the head scientist of a team of people who are trying to save turtles. It is your job to find remaining turtle eggs to prevent extinction. Click on "Loggerheads"  to find out the information you will need to complete this mission.
Look For:
1. What time of year do the turtle eggs hatch?
2. How long is that hatch period from today's date?
3. What is the approximate number of eggs that are usually laid at one time?
4. How much does one turtle weigh when it is born?
5. Make a graph using microsoft excel to show your results.
6. Write a report and share it with the class along with your graph.
7. Feel free to draw the life cycle of the turtle. 

  Mathematics   QCC: 51 

                       Develop and use strategies to estimate the
                       results of whole number computation and to judge the
                       reasonableness of such results. 

Technology:      QCC: 13
                     Topic: Research 
                     Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance. 
 


 
 
Assessment Rubric for Scenario #1
Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
3rd grade
Technology
Qcc: 13
uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance
Student is able to use basic research techniques with extra teacher guidance. Student is able to use basic research techniques with some teacher guidance. Students is able to use basic research techniques without teacher guidance.   
3rd grade Mathematics Qcc:51
Develop and use strategies to estimate the results of whole number computation and to judge the reasonableness of such results.
Student is able to develop and use strategies to estimate the results of whole number computation and is able to judge the reasonableness of such results with extra teacher assistance. Student is able to develop and use strategies to estimate the results of whole number computation and is able to judge the reasonableness of such results with some teacher  assistance. Student is able to develop and use strategies to estimate the results of whole number computation and is able to judge the reasonableness of such results.  

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mission Scenario #2
You are a talented artist. National Geographic has asked you to draw and paint a picture of the frog life cycle. To help you complete this scenario: 
1. click on "Frogland" .
                                     2.When you find the information needed, draw a frog life cycle. 
3.Make sure you label each stage in the cycle.
 Science           Qcc :15 
                       Topic: The Living World: Animals 
                       Standard: Recognizes and describes a variety of animal
                       and plant life cycles. Illustrates the life cycles of a chicken,
                       butterfly, frog, turtle, grasshopper, dog and fish. 
 

Technology:      Qcc: 13
                     Topic: Research 
                     Standard: Uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance. 
 

 


 
 

Assessment Rubric for Scenario Mission # 2


Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Score
3rd Grade Science QCC: 15
Recognizes and describes a variety of animal and plant life cycles.  Illustrates the life cycle of a chicken,butterfly, frog, chicken, turtle, grasshopper, dog, and fish.
Student will be able to recognize and describe a variety of animal and plant life cycles.  The student will be able to illustrate the life cycle of a chicken, butterfly, turtle, grasshopper, dog, and fish with extra teacher assistance.  Student will be able to recognize and describe a variety of animal and plant life cycles.  The student will be able to illustrate the life cycle of a chicken, butterfly, frog, chicken, turtle, grasshopper, dog, and fish with some teacher assistance. Student will be able to recognize and describe a variety of animal and plant life cycles.  The student is able to illustrate the life cycle of a chicken, butterfly, frog, chicken, turtle, grasshopper, dog, and fish. with no teacher assistance..  
3rd grade
Technology
QCC: 13
uses basic research techniques with teacher guidance
Student is able to use basic research techniques with extra teacher guidance. Student is able to use basic research techniques with some teacher guidance.. Students is able to use basic research techniques without teacher guidance.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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