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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Introduction: Two 30-minute sessions; thereafter: 20 minutes per session as needed
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Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


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August 31, 2013

Hey Traci, my mom and I got a kick out of your lesson plan mostly because we started a website based on the same principles. She's an elementary school teacher and I help out in the class sometimes. After the district cut back on funding for trips to the zoo, we started www.LiveAnimals.tv to host some animal webcams so that the children can watch.

It's incredible to see how engaged they get with the activities structured around the animals. I really think it helps to foster an appreciation of nature and the environment. Take care!



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