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Marine Life PowerPoint Project

Now that we've learned how to use PowerPoint, we are going to work on a project that will test your skills. You will be completing one PowerPoint slide that tells all about a marine plant or animal that you have chosen to research.

The first thing you will do is complete your research using the research guide given to you. Be sure to fill in all the information carefully. Save as many pictures of your animal as you can find while you are doing your research. You should save these in the My Pictures folder.

CLICK HERE for a page of very nice research sites with information on your animal.

Once you have completed your research guide you'll start working on your PowerPoint slide. Use the handy checklist below to make sure you have everything included!!

Marine Life Project Checklist
 

Title (Animal name using Word Art)

 

Pictures (2 - 3, nicely formatted)

 

Where they normally live.

 

How big they are normally.

 

Interesting facts about your animal (1 - 3, depending on your choice of grade)

 

Sources of your information

 

EXTRA: Background

 

EXTRA: Recorded sound

If you need help while working on your PowerPoint, just click here to watch short videos that show you how.

You can choose the grade you would like to earn for this project. You can see what a grade of E would look like by clicking here. Here's how:

Marine Life PowerPoint Grading Guide
U
NI
S
E
You don't complete a slide or don't hand it in in the proper folder.

Only ONE PICTURE of your animal.

Title doesn't use WORD ART.

Only one INTERESTING FACT about your animal.

No other information included.

No information source given.

COMPLETED research guide.

THREE PICTURES of your animal on the slide.

Title uses WORD ART and is nicely formatted to stand out on the page.

Includes TWO INTERESTING facts about your animal.

Describes where your animal can usually be found.

Describes the normal size of your animal.

Information on at least ONE SOURCE on your slide.

COMPLETED research guide.

THREE PICTURES of your animal on the slide.

Title uses WORD ART and is nicely formatted to stand out on the page.

Includes THREE INTERESTING facts about your animal.

Describes where your animal can usually be found.

Describes the normal size of your animal.

Information on at ALL YOUR SOURCES on your slide.

All text boxes are formatted and stand out.

Slide has a nice BACKGROUND that matches your topic.

Lego WeDo 2.0 Unit

Lego WeDo Unit!

After hundreds of hours of work, extensive testing in elementary classrooms, and several rewrites, we are pleased to offer you the use of our Lego WeDo 2.0 Mission to Mars unit. Following the storyline of a mission to the Red Planet, students are confronted by a series of problems they must solve by building and coding Lego models. Fully NGSS compatible, this is a perfect unit to use in third or fourth grade. Please take a look and try out this free resource!