Saturday, May 11, 2013

Super Saturday YouTube Educational Video of the Week: The Emporer Penguin

This is one of my favorite times of the year!  We are done with state testing and we begin our study of habitats in science.  Every year, our entire 3rd grade studies a specific habitat.  As a class, we study the climate, animals, plants, and people of the chosen habitat. Next, each 3rd grade class studies one particular animal and creates a life size representation to hang on our habitat mural in the hall.Then, each student chooses and animal, does a report, and creates a life size representation to hang on our mural in the hall. We rotate between the following habitats:

Madagascar Rain Forest
Australian Desert
Kelp Forest
Polar Regions: Arctic and Antarctic

Here are a few pics for the Kelp Forest, Australia, and Madagascar: 

Kelp Forest

Kelp Forest (Food Chain for Sea Lion)

 Australian Desert

Australian Desert 

Australian Art (Winged Lizard) 
Students did an art piece on the animal they were researching.


Australian Art (Python)


 Madagascar Rain Forest

 Madagascar Rain Forest

 Madagascar Rain Forest

This year we are doing the Polar Regions, and my class will be researching and making the Emperor Penguin.  I found this great National Geographic video on YouTube that describes the Emperor Penguin and the harsh habitat that it lives in.  It also talks about global warming, and the effects of the changing temperatures on the Antarctic.  It's almost an hour long, so have your kiddos sit back and relax.  Maybe throw in some popcorn!


                                 

2 comments:

  1. Hello Patti! I wanted to come by and thank you for your nice comments about my art history for little ones set. I did answer you in the comments section, but wanted to make sure you got the message here! And now that I see your blog, I can see how much you do celebrate the arts in your class - it's fabulous! I'm following here and FB now. :-)
    Also, I wanted to let you know that in addition to the ten art lesson you purchased, there's another bonus lesson available for free here:
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Weekly-Freebie-Van-Gogh-For-Little-Ones-K-3
    It's a fun one!

    Thanks again,
    Susanna Westby
    Whimsy Workshop

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  2. Thanks Susanna! I will be sure and grab that freebie!
    Patti :)

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