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Take a Virtual Field Trip

 

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Take a Virtual Field Trip

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 20 or more minutes a day, as often as desired
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Can't make it to a zoo? Observe animal habits and habitats using one of the many Webcams broadcasting from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world. Simply watch and wonder, or invite children to record in observation logs or notebooks and participate in discussions and questioning. This activity can also lead to research on animals and their habitats.

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Why This Is Helpful

By looking at the Webcams, children learn to look closely and think like scientists. Children then ask questions and want to find the answers. This simple activity can lead to many other exciting projects!

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation."

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