Interdisciplinary Project Index
Explanation of Project
The learner was introduced to the concepts of marine species and oceanic habitats and conducted classroom, library and internet research into these subjects. The learner was introduced to the fauna, flora and habitats of the seven great oceans of the world and which are available for viewing by participating in a team field trip to Sea World in San Diego. The learner maintained a trip log as a form of field journal and was tasked with creating a word processed essay upon return to school.
The learner was provided with extra credit opportunities based upon the various flora and fauna observed, as well as being required to create a map of the field trip activities and the Sea World plant. As a mathematical extension activity, the learner worked with various time, speed and distance-related requirements to establish various mathematical-relationship models.
Related Web Pages
Team Field Trip - Sea World
A formal project description.
Distance, Rate, Time Activity - Teacher Page
Distance, Rate, Time Activity - Student Page
A mathematics lesson.
Dive Into Sea World Research Table
A table for students to log their information about different animals.
Sea World Field Trip
Links providing information to students on Sea World as well as the fauna, flora and habitats of the seven great oceans of the world.
Sea World Field Trip - Language Arts
An explanation of the requirements of students during the field trip.
Sea World Vocabulary Test
A quiz over twelve vocabulary words.
Sea World Tessellations - Mathematics
Samples of tessellations of aquatic animal figures with accompanying poems.
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