|Description||Goals and Objectives||Grade Level:||3-5|
|In this lesson, students visit the Planet Arkive Fact Files where they research endangered animals. They then take what they have learned and create a collection of placemarks (one per continent) that contain the name of the animal, where it lives and some facts they learned about the endangered animal.||The Learner will use the internet to research endangered animal species.
The Learner will create a collection of placemarks using Google Earth to quantify their learning.
|Skills Addressed||File Resources Available||Related Topics & Resources|
Multiple application utilization
|Planet Arkive is a fantastic resource I was pointed to by MrBarrett from the Google Earth Community. The core site, www.arkive.org offers lesson plans, videos, photos, and so much more!|
|Completed Placemark Files|
|Notes about the Lesson||Non-Digital Materials Needed||Digital Materials Needed|
|One surprising thing to me was the difficulty that the 8-9 year olds had transfering the flat map of earth on the Planet Arkive site to the round Google Earth (which is why I created the labels for the continents). Students seem to be quite engaged by the lesson and enjoy exploring the facts about the animals.||None||Computer capable of running Google Earth and a web browser at the same time.|
|Created By:||David||Date:||13:19:32 2006-4-26||
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|Ideas for Extensions:||
1. Have students make a placemark from every category of life-form per continent (amphibian, mammal, etc).
2. Have the student do a research paper on one of the animals in the placemarks.
3. Have students develop an action plan to help a local endangered species.
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Google Earth .kmz Placemark Files Available
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