Lesson Title: "Big Cats" Subject Area(s): Science
Lesson Type: Grade Level: 5/6 Time: 2 Class Periods
Lesson Summary: Students will use the internet to find information about different
Tlw use the internet to locate information about the different kinds of "big cats"
Tlw create a picture dictionary about "big cats"
Tlw compare and contrast different "big cats"
Problem Statement: How are "big cats" alike and different?
Standards: Memphis City Schools: Science -
Internet, reference books, construction paper, pencil , crayons, computer
Internet: Students will browse the web to visit different websites for information about
Database: Students will create a database about the different animals
Activities and Procedures:
Before the Computer:
The teacher will give the students a list of the specific "big cats" to be researched.
The students will form teams of four. Each group will use the internet to research
the animal and then create a database containing information about the animal.
At the Computer:
(1) Students will work in groups of four. Each group will surf the web to find the
necessary information (2) groups will create their database (3) students will
answer the questions on the "Think Sheet" (4) Create picture dictionary
Share information with the class and share the picture dictionaries