Nocturnal Animals
Created by Sarah Faquin
University of Memphis

ID #: 13084

Subject Area: Science
Grade Level: Pre-K

Lesson Summary
This lesson will be centered on Nocturnal animals that the class is currently studying. The class will assist the teacher in creating a Power Point presentation by recalling information that the children have learned over the course of the noctunal animals unit. The power point presentation will be a good way for the children to organize and retain facts about the animals\' habitats and individual characteristics, while presenting information in a visual and auditory manner.

Learning Objectives and Computer Functions
This lesson plan uses 2 objectives.

Objective 1: The children will recognize that living things live in different environments.
Uses Other to visualize information learned in class.

Objective 2: The children will understand the concept of day and night.
Uses Other to explain the differences in day and night.

Problem Nature
The children will learn about different environments.

Problem Data

Notes on Using Data
The students will be allowed to add data that is relevant to the lesson on nocturnal animals and their habitats. The teacher will add the student data on to the Power Point presentation projected on the classroom screen.

Problem Statement
Do you remember all of the nocturnal animals we have been talking about this month? Let\'s see if we can remember where they live, what they eat, and any other special things about these animals.

Data Manipulation
The learner used computers at beginner level

Integration Strategies
Do the nocturnal animals live in a house like I do?

Organization Strategies
Which animals live in trees? Which animals fly? Which animals live near water?

Elaboration Strategies
What type of sounds do the animals make?

Results Presentation

The students will watch the interactive Power point presentation, and will have the opportunity to add to the information presented to the class.

Activities Before Using the Computer
Students will have studied the concepts being presented in the Power point for a month before the actual presentation.

Strategies to develop students' attitudes towards the problem, motivation, and overall mindfulness:
Students will have participated in an in-depth study that would have included science experiments, books, hands-on activities, and other classroom experiences to make the children aware of the subject matter.


Activities While Using the Computer
Students will work at the computer groups

Group Information:
The students will watch the presentation as a class, but will be able to answer questions as a group or individually.


Activities After Using the Computer
Students will be able to share the information about nocturnal animals with other students, siblings, and caregivers through a personal journal and fact book.

Supporting Activities
The students will be watching the presentation as a group.

Students will be assessed by means of:

Included in the assessment:
The students will be assessed according to age appropriate developmental standards for that particular student. Students will be assesed on the ability to recognize different environments and comprehension of the concept of day and night through entries in the students animals journal.

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