Students explore the migratory patterns of various
animals using the World Wide Web. This lesson is inter-disciplinary in nature, requiring students to utilize and expand mathematical, life science, language arts, and analytical thinking skills. Each student will keep a journal in which they will record information about the animals
being studied and their specific migration routes, times, and encounters.
Students will plot the migration routes of various animals on a large wall map over a period of time.
Students will compare and contrast the migratory habits of the animals and
search for patterns that exist among the diverse species.
Science, Social Studies, Language Arts
Science: life science, ecology, diversity of living things
Students will be able to:
compare and contrast migratory routes and habitats of various species.
understand the impact that humans have had on migrating species.
identify the factors that determine migration.
utilize WWW search engines to access and compile specific information.
access migratory information from specific WWW sites.
analyze numerical and textual information to construct migratory routes in
This lesson was funded by the Louis Calder Foundation.