Because the tracks were so close to our home and I have an 8 year old son, I wanted to find out as much as possible about our neighborhood mountain lions. I also thought it would be interesting to create something for the K-8 students in my school district which is located in cougar country.
I created this interactive image on Thinglink one of my new favorite teaching tools.
|Click here to access this thinglink|
Lesson Plans for using the above Thinglink: CLICK HERE
I am in the process of creating K-8 Real Life Math problem solving questions using the facts about mountain lions and will post those soon. Here is what I have for K-2 so far (very rough): CLICK HERE.
This is just a draft of my ideas that started flowing after participating in #satchatwc this morning. It will be tweaked and changed. Feel free to make a copy of the Google Doc and make it your own. You will see my edits as I make them if it is added to your Google Drive.
The goal of this activity is to model for the students so that they can create their own Thinglink (or other tool) to teach their classmates something interesting and/or pose an interesting question for exploration. This could also be a #geniushour "mini-lesson" or "mini-20% time" project. There are numerous ways this can go depending on your willingness to let your students run with the process and make it their own.