3rd grade Animal Project
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PA Standards
  • NETS.1.3-5: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
  • NETS.4.3-5: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • NETS.6.3-5: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems and operations.

Objectives -
  • Opening a new or existing project
  • Opening an activity
  • Entering text for the main idea in Picture view
  • Adding a linked idea or symbol
  • Adding a student name and page numbers
  • Saving a project
  • Adding symbols
  • Linking symbols
  • Changing the size and shape of symbols
  • Changing font and line characteristics
  • Hiding or showing symbol captions
  • Setting the line and fill color
  • Moving symbols and links
  • Adding or changing text to a link or symbol
  • Reversing the direction of a link
  • Deleting a symbol or link from a diagram
  • Adding an idea
  • Changing the level or order of ideas
  • Adding notes to an idea
  • Changing font characteristics
  • Changing the idea prefix
  • Changing the lined paper colors
  • Hiding or showing the lined paper
Warm up –

Evidence of best practice – students will be able to refer to the video and helpful tips on my wiki at anytime they get stuck and Model lesson before students are allowed to complete task.

Activity - Students will create a diagram about their chosen animal after they research about the animal.

National Geographic Animals


  1. Name of animal -
  2. type of animal -(amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal, fish)
  3. average life span -
  4. weight -
  5. Where does it live (habitat)? -
  6. What does it eat (diet)? -
  7. List five other interesting facts your discovered about this animal -

animal writing.png
animal writing 2.png

**drag the picture to your desktop of the animal and the map