As part of their science curriculum on biomes of the world, student's each researched one biome (Desert, Taiga, Rainforest, Deciduous Forest, Marine, Chaparell, Savanna or Grassland) to become an expert on its location, climate, the plants and animals that live there and the adaptations they have in order to survive there. Then each student designed and drew their own animal with features and characteristics that help it survive and thrive in the biome. Finally, using an iPad app called Explain Everything, they inserted a photo of the animal they designed onto a photo of the biome, and then "explained" its features and how they help it to adapt. Enjoy Mrs. Johnson's class animals below and the other classes on the 3rd grade projects page.
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I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.