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Take a Virtual Field Trip
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Activity Time||20 or more minutes a day, as often as desired|
Can't make it to a zoo or aquarium? 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.
By looking at the Webcams of animals and their habitats, 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."