We are going to make Creature Cards to go with the underwater creatures that we have studied.
- First, find a picture for each of your cards. To add pictures to our cards, we will go and look our animals up on Arkive. Make sure your picture shows Description, Habitat, Eating, and Interesting Fact.
- Match the pictures up with the front and back like we talked about in class. Use Mrs. H’s example with the Antarctic Fur Seal to help match up the pictures. Don’t forget to Save after each picture!
- Copy & Paste the name of your creature from Arkive on top of where it says Antarctic Fur Seal. Save
- Copy & Paste the scientific name of your creature from Arkive into the correct places on your Creature Cards. Save
- Type in your notes where it says, Type Here
** Sample CreatureCards from Mrs. H
We’re going SCUBA diving!
First, take a look at what lives close to the surface of the water. Click here to dive in. You can also look here or here.
Next, explore the ocean. You might also check out some mammals.
Finally, last dive. Take a deep breath! We’re headed down into the abyss.
Here is one more place to find cool pictures. Check out National Geographic.
Use these websites to find your picture.
- Lonely Planet
- Tahiti Photo Gallery
If you are reading this, you’re ready to start researching. We are going to go to Worldbook for Kids to find out about each of the continents.
Welcome back! We are going to continue our copy & pasting in the Mesozoic Era. Click here to travel back in time.
If you finish, you might be ready to go dinosaur hunting! See if you can find at least one example of each type of dinosaur. Click here to start looking.
Today, we are going back to the Silurian era to learn how to copy & paste.
Click here to head back!
Since today is a holiday, let’s also make some festive pictures. Click here to start painting.
Today, we are going on a journey back in time in search of fossils.
Click here to travel back to the Precambrian Era.
Ready for more? Click here to go searching for more fossils.
We’re going on an adventure with Rocky the Rock Hound! See if you can find all of the rocks that he has dug up.
Click here to get started.
Now that you know how to drag & drop your pictures, you are going to create your own story.
First, pick an illustrator with a set of pictures that you think could make a good story. Click here to find an illustrator.
Then, bookmark your illustrator’s page so that you can come back to it.
Next, work with Mrs. H to save a copy of the story file to your Documents folder.
After that, drag the pictures into your story file in order.
Finally, we will print out the pages of your book so that you can write your story.
Congratulations! You have found your first post on the Tech Site. This is where I leave you all sorts of hints, links, and useful things. Here’s your first hyperlink at St. Michael’s:
Click here to find your illustrations for your picture book.