Subject: Science-Research Project
1. Topic-
Create a multimedia presentation to share information about a world biome
2. Content-
Animal and plant adaptation
Prezi presentation tool
Vocabulary: Taiga, Tropical Rainforest, Deciduous Forest, Grassland, Savanna, Desert, Tundra.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will demonstrate knowledge of their assigned biome, which will include: location, climate, one adaptation each, of two animals and two plants that live in biome.
2. Students will organize and summarize ideas into their own words.
3. Students will incorporate images and/or videos that are appropriate to their topic
4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using Prezi multimedia tool.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will create an original work as a means of personal expression
2. Students will communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
3. Students will understand and use technology systems.
5. Materials and Aids-
Computers with Internet access (1:1)
Multimedia planners created during previous session organizing layout and detailing content for each Prezi frame
Multimedia planner handouts
Citation templates
White screen
Sample:final Prezi product
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Teacher introduces objectives of today's lesson (learn Prezi and create presentation on their research topic).
2.[projector, teacher computer, whiteboard] Teacher navigates to and explains Prezi is a cloud-based multimedia-presentation tool that allows students to incorporate text, images, video, narration, and music to present their ideas.


B. Development-

1.Teacher displays sample of a final product.
2.Teacher introduces Prezi interface and models step-by-step process of creating a Prezi frame.

C. Practice-

Referring to multimedia planners, students follow along with teacher to create first frame of their projects (teacher's screen projected to whiteboard).

D. Independent Practice-

Students create rest of their frames independently.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Struggling work on independent project seated next to partner.
2. Expectations for number of elements required for struggling students will be adjusted on an individual basis.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Teacher will circulate room during activity to check for understanding
2.Final products will be shared with class at end of project for teacher and peer review.
3. Teacher: formal assessment based on Biome Project rubric (distributed to students at start of project).

G. Closure-

Class discussion reviewing the characteristics of each biome and some of the adaptations that allowed animals and plants of the regions to survive.
7. Evaluation-
-See Rubric-

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