Monday, October 27, 2008

Danger Icebergs! Projects

A few weeks ago we studied the story Danger Icebergs! in our third grade reading unit. I assigned the following nature program to my students:

Write a Nature program about icebergs to present to the class.

Each member of the group must have a speaking part.

Each group must have a visual aid to support their findings.

Questions to be answered by the nature program:
1. What an iceberg looks like above and below the surface of the water.
2. Famous Iceberg events?
3. How an iceberg is formed?
4. How an iceberg travel?
5. Why do sailors avoid icebergs?

The students learned a great deal about icebergs and had a good time doing the nature programs.
From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family


From Our life as an Air Force Family

From Our life as an Air Force Family


As you can see, some of my students had more help from home, as far as finding the extra information that was not given in the story, and putting together their visual aids. I even had one girl and her mom make a model of an iceberg using candle gel, and strofoam, which I thought was pretty creative, of course the day of the presentations I had left my camera at home, so I don't have a picture of that.

The coming week's big project is animal cells, similar to our plant cell project from last month. It should be neat to see what they can come up with this time, especially as the other two thrid grade classes both did the plant cell projects after we did ours, so they had "bigger and better" ideas based off our ours. Hopefully those ideas will have inspired our students to go bigger and better with this project.
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