What? Did You Say 365 Penguins?

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This Web Quest was created for Pre-K to second grade students as an ATCP technology project. It is intended that students be able to identify the characteristics of different species of penguins, and present the findings to the class in the form of a Power Point, Kidpix etc. Most important is that students have exposure and experience in learning mathematical concepts using technology.

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  • 1.Student Page[Teacher Page] What? Did You Say 365 Penguins?TitleIntroductionA Web Quest for K-2 Grade Mathematics and Language Arts TaskDesigned by ProcessElizabeth Bell Evaluationamiable38@sbcglobal.netand Leslie Skeen Conclusionljskeen@yahoo.comCreditsBased on a template from The WebQuest Page

2. Student Page[Teacher Page]Introduction Hi Students!Title I know that penguins are one of your favorite subjects. And you have beenIntroduction working on many math concepts, such asTask adding, counting, comparing, factoring, sorting, and patterning. First, I thought Processthat you might enjoy reading the story, 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental. Then, I thought it would be fun to put ourselves in the story. Evaluation Now lets pretend that you are sitting in your bedroom working on a math Conclusionproblem. All of a sudden, your doorbell rings and you have permission to answer the door. You look out of the door but you see no one there. You look down on Credits the doorstep and see a small box with holes all around it. You open it. There is a little penguin chick with a note attached! We have no way of caring for our baby penguin. Please take care ofhim. It is unsafe for him to travel with us.Sincerely,Mama and Papa PenguinYou are asking yourself, what kind of penguin is this? What is does it eat or drink? Where did the penguins come from? What activities do penguins like? Where is the mama and daddy? Why do they have different colored feet? How many more will come? 3. Student Page[Teacher Page]The Task In order for you to learn more about the different penguins that have arrivedTitleon your doorstep, you will need to work with a partner. You and your partner will spend time reading, researching and gathering data. You will:IntroductionTask Read the book 365 Penguins by by Jean-Luc Fromental. Gather Penguin facts and make a Penguin Fact book.Process Create graphs and determine patterns in the number of penguins thatmarched in a parade. Evaluation Create graphs and figure out how many fish a penguin caught. Determine how many times you have to roll one or two dice to help the Conclusion penguins escape from the ice floes. Create a presentation to explain your mathematical solutions and your Creditsresearch to the classThis project will take a whole week. You will read 365 Penguins and complete the various worksheets on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday you will complete the research for your Penguin Fact Book. On Thursday, you will create your presentations for the class. On Friday, you will present your mathematical solutions and the information from your fact books to the class. You will be using the Web to do your research. Materials will be provided to create your fact books and graphs. You may complete your presentations using Kidpix to make a poster or Kidspiration to make an informational web site. 4. Student Page[Teacher Page]The Process Monday and Tuesday 1.The teacher will assign your partner. 2. You and your partner will read the book 365 Penguins to each other outTitleloud. 3. Your teacher will give the Penguin Problem Solving worksheets.Introduction Penguin Fishing will challenge you to identify the pattern in the number of fish the penguin catches each day, write a rule for the number of fish the penguin catchesTask based on the day, then use that rule and pattern to predict how many fish theProcesspenguin will catch on each of the next three days. Penguin Parade: There are two pattern problem-solving task that will ask you to Evaluationfigure out how many penguins marched in the parade, given the marching pattern. Penguin Delivery will apply calendar skills to solve the problem about how many Conclusionpenguins will you have to care for . CreditsWednesday 1. Your teacher will tell you and your partner which penguins you will study tocomplete your fact book. 2. Your teacher will give you the Penguin Fact Book that you will complete. 3. You and your partner will use the following websites to gather information foryour Penguin Fact Book.http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/slide3.htmlhttp://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.htmlhttp://www.penguinfacts.net/penguin-facts-for-kids.htmhttp://www.tooter4kids.com/Penguins/Penguin_index.htmThursday 1. Today you and your partner will work on your presentation of math facts and your Penguin Fact Book. 2. Make sure that you and your partner work on your presentation together. 3. Decide who is going to do which part of the presentation. 4. The presentation should last no more than 15 minutes.Friday - Presentations 5. Student Page[Teacher Page] EvaluationTitle Beginning DevelopingAccomplished ExemplaryScore1 234Introduction One of theNeither foundpartners foundPartners found Both partners foundTaskinformation thatinformationinformation that was information that wasPenguin Facts is notthat was scientifically scientificallyscientificallyProcess accurate. scientificallyaccurate.accurate. accurate. Evaluation No habitatThree or more One habitat factTwo or more habitat informationhabitat facts Conclusion provided.facts provided. Habitat Information provided.provided.CreditsNo behavior Two or moreThree or more One behavior fact Behavior Informationinformationbehavior factsbehavior facts provided.provided. provided. provided.Appearance/Diet Information No information One fact aboutTwo or more factsThree or more facts provided.each provided.provided for each.provided for each.GrammarMore than fiveThree or four No more than twoFive mistakes in mistakes in mistakes in mistakes in grammar, grammar, spelling,grammar, spelling,grammar, spelling, spelling, andand punctuation. and punctuation.and punctuation.punctuation. Math concepts/ Missing two to All answers completeNo worksheet Missing one-two three entries orand all entriesentries or answersentries or answers answers recorded 6. Student Page[Teacher Page] ConclusionTitleBe very proud of yourself. You provided care for the large number of penguins while in your care. By reading the story 365 Penguins, you will betterIntroduction understand the life of penguins, their habitats, cost of care, develop graphs, and present our work through the hand-on-experiences of the use ofTask technology. Excellent Job! Process EvaluationConclusionCredits 7. Student Page[Teacher Page]Credits &ReferencesTitle This project would not have been successful without the teamwork andIntroduction dedication between us. When brainstorming on how we were going to approach this task we thought about each of our strengths and weaknesses. Then weTask were able to distribute who would do what to bring it together as a team . Thanks to Jennifer for including this as a final project in Module 10 so that asProcessteachers and future teachers that we will be better equipped to provide our students with exciting opportunities to interact with technology. We hope to Evaluationcontinue to our excitement about learning with technology . It has inspired us to create this Web Quest. Conclusion The Penguin Problem Solving worksheets are available throughCreditshttp://mathwire.com/themes/themepen.html#lit 8. [Student Page]What? Did You Say 365 Penguins? Teacher Page TitleIntroductionA Web Quest for K-2 Grade Mathematics and Language ArtsStandardsDesigned by Process Elizabeth Bellamiable38@sbcglobal.net Resources and Leslie Skeen Evaluation ljskeen@yahoo.com Teacher Script ConclusionBased on a template from The WebQuest Page 9. [Student Page] Teacher Page IntroductionTitleIntroduction This Web Quest was created for Pre-K to second grade students as an ATCP technology project. It is intended that students be able to identify the characteristics Standards of different species of penguins, and present the findings to the class in the form of a Power Point, Kidpix etc. Most important is that students have exposure andProcessexperience in learning mathematical concepts using technology.Evaluation Conclusion 10. [Student Page] Teacher Page Curriculum StandardsTitle 111.12. - 111.14. Mathematics, Grade K-2.Introduction (1.1) (1.3) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. (1.4) (1.5) Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking. (1.6) Geometry and spatial reasoning. Standards (1.9) (1.10) Probability and statistics. (1.11) (1.13) Underlying processes and mathematical tools.Process 110.2. - 110.4. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade K-2. Evaluation(1) Listening/speaking/purposes (3) Listening/speaking/audiences/oral grammar. Conclusion(4) Listening/speaking/communication (5) Reading/word identification. (7) Reading/variety of texts. (8) Reading/vocabulary development. (9) Reading/comprehension. (12) Reading inquiry/research. (16) Writing/spelling. (17) Writing/grammar/usage. (20) Writing/inquiry/research. 11. [Student Page] Teacher Page The Process 1 Monday and TuesdayTitle1.The teacher will assign your partner. (Teachers should explain that selectionof partners is not open for discussion. Try to partner students who haveIntroductioncomplimentary strengths and weaknesses) 2. You and your partner will read the book 365 Penguins to each other out loud. Standards(If the sound factor is a problem, teacher may choose to have the class do agroup reading.)Process3.Your teacher will give the Penguin Problem Solving worksheets. (Teachers should print these worksheets out ahead of time.) EvaluationPenguin Fishing will challenge you to identify the pattern in the number of fish the penguin catches each day, write a rule for the number of fish the penguin catches based Conclusionon the day, then use that rule and pattern to predict how many fish the penguin will catch on each of the next three days. Penguin Parade: There are two pattern problem-solving task that will ask you to figure out how many penguins marched in the parade, given the marching pattern. Penguin Delivery will apply calendar skills to solve the problem about how many penguins will you have to care for . (All math worksheets should be introduced before the students work on them to assure that students understand the concepts that they will be using.)Wednesday 1. Your teacher will tell you and your partner which penguins you will study tocomplete your Penguin Fact Book. (Tell the class that there are 17 species ofpenguin, and that you will assign each group 3 species to make sure that all 17 willbe presented to the class.) 2. Your teacher will give you the Penguin Fact Book that you will complete. (Click onthe hyperlink for a copy of the handout.) 12. [Student Page] Teacher Page The Process contTitle3.You and your partner will use the following websites to gather information for your Penguin Fact Book.Introduction http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/slide3.html Standards http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html http://www.penguinfacts.net/penguin-facts-for-kids.htmProcesshttp://www.tooter4kids.com/Penguins/Penguin_index.htmEvaluationThursday 1.Today you and your partner will work on your presentation of math facts and Conclusionyour Penguin Fact Book. (Help students to locate the Kidpix and Kidspiration web sites that they will use to complete their presentations.) 2.Make sure that you and your partner work on your presentation together . (Tell them that this is part of the grade for this project.) 3.Decide who is going to do which part of the presentation. 4.The presentation should last no more than 15 minutes. (Each teacher should make their own judgment about the length of time for the presentations. Take into account individual student needs. )Friday Presentations (Each teacher should also adjust the daily schedule . This could take more or less time depending on the capabilities of your students.) 13. [Student Page] Teacher Page EvaluationTitle Beginning DevelopingAccomplished ExemplaryScore1 234Introduction One of theNeither found Standardsinformation thatpartners foundPartners found Both partners foundinformationinformation that was information that wasPenguin Facts is notthat was scientifically scientificallyProcess scientifically scientificallyaccurate.accurate.accurate. accurate.Evaluation No habitatThree or more One habitat factTwo or more habitat informationhabitat factsprovided.facts provided. ConclusionHabitat Information provided.provided. No behavior Two or moreThree or more One behavior fact Behavior Informationinformationbehavior factsbehavior facts provided.provided. provided. provided.Appearance/Diet Information No information One fact aboutTwo or more factsThree or more facts provided.each provided.provided for each.provided for each.GrammarMore than fiveThree or four No more than twoFive mistakes in mistakes in mistakes in mistakes in grammar, grammar, spelling,grammar, spelling,grammar, spelling, spelling, andand punctuation. and punctuation.and punctuation.punctuation. Math concepts/ Missing two to All answers completeNo worksheet Missing one-two three entries orand all entriesentries or answersentries or answers answers recorded 14. [Student Page] Teacher PageConclusionTitleWe hope that the opportunity to study this wonderful animal will encourage the students to become more interested and knowledgeable about the variety ofIntroduction species that we have come to treasure. Standards These books might also be used to complement a penguin math unit. Your Personal Penguin by Sandra BoyntonProcess Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater Resources Cinderella Penguin: Little Glass Flipper by Janet Perlman The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman EvaluationThe Emperor Penguin's New Clothes by Janet Perlman Little Penguin's Tale by Audrey Wood Teacher ScriptThe Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems> by Judy SierraConclusion Plenty of Penguins by Sonia Black

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