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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Sea Animals

Level: KS2

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. Marine Conservation

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Source: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary: names of sea creatures, e.g. Chinese White Dolphin, Corals, Finless Porpoise
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions

Reading:

  • Locate information and ideas - scanning a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently

http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservation/con_mar/con_mar_chi/con_mar_chi_chi/con_mar_chi_chi.html

Brief Description:
A web-site about conservation work in Hong Kong especially some endangered species like Chinese White Dolphin 

User Tips:

  • Click 'Marine Conservation' on the left menu to choose different marine creatures, e.g. corals, horseshoe crab
  • Click different titles, 'Introduction', 'Life History', 'Video' to learn more about the animals.
  • After reading, students could work in groups to present the information about marine creatures in class.

2. Great Barrier Reef

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Source: www.sheppardsoftware.com
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Sea creatures, e.g. humpback whales, corals, dugongs
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions

Reading:

  • Locate information and ideas - scanning a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/endangered_animals/endangeredanimals_2.htm

Brief Description:
A website with information and games about endangered sea creatures

User Tips:

  • Click on the sea creatures to read the information on that creature.
  • Click 'What' s the problem?' and 'How to help' to get information on conservation of the environment.
  • Click 'Endangered Animal Game' to do a quiz after reading the information.
  • The web-site can be used for self-learning.

3. Game - Sea animals

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Games 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Sea animals, e.g. mudskipper, green turtle, horseshoe crab, brain corals.

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Brief Description:
A matching game about sea animals

User Tips: 

  • Students can apply prior knowledge about sea animals.
  • The game can be used for self-learning.

4. Perfectly Penguins

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Recommended Resources
Source: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. We live in Antarctica.
  • Use the comparative adjectives to make comparisons, e.g. We are smaller than Emperor penguin.
  • Use superlative adjectives to make comparisons, e.g. Emperor are the largest penguins with the most colours.
  • Use the connective ‘because’ to give reasons, e.g. We are called Gentoo Penguins because of the splash of white feathers above the eyes.

Reading:

  • Locate information and ideas - scanning a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently 
Writing:
  • Use appropriate format, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. information report
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/penguins/index.htm
Brief Description:
A Webquest about penguins.

User Tips:
  • Students are required to investigate the difference and similarity of five types of penguins and present the information about a specific type of penguins to the class.
  • Students can click on 'process' and follow the steps one by one to complete the project.
  • The project is designed for young kids, teachers can adapt it to suit the level of their students. Teachers can ask students to write an information report about penguins (sample).
  • Teachers can click on  'Teacher Page’ to understand the rationale of the project design, quick facts about penguins and other related resources.

5. Learn more about seahorses

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Source: http://projects.edtech.sandi.net
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions and facts, e.g. Seahorse dads give birth to the babies.
  • Use adjective phrases to describe length, e.g. It measures about 3 centimeters in length

Reading:

  • Locate information and ideas - scanning a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

Writing:

  • Use appropriate format, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. information report

http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/seahorses/index.html 

Brief Description:
A website about seahorses for young learners

User Tips:

  • Click on ‘Let’s learn more about Seahorses’ to start reading
  • Click on specific topics, e.g. 'Is it really a horse?', 'A seahorse’s body part', 'A seahorse's size' ,'Seahorse Dads', 'Seahorse Survival’, 'My seahorse', to read related information.
  • After reading, students can draw a seahorse or write an information report about seahorses. 
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