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Orangutans
"What is Happening to Orangutans?
Earth Day Science Symposium

     
Last Updated    8/17/2009     4/16/2008      4/14/2008

Created 4/13/2008    
 

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Day 1      
Topic Welcome and Keynote Address to Orangutan Symposium
Objective/ I can ...
Read and understand the latest data about orangutans.
Answer basic facts about orangutans.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.1b  Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork You will have to register to access the sea turtle pdf files

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read Hand out page 1 "Welcome!"

readme.gif (1442 bytes) Read Handout page 2 "Keynote Address"

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Handout page 3 Orangutan Facts

filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) EDSS Orangutan Slideshow

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Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Orangutan Facts Handout

Assessment
10 points for each correct answer; 110 points is an A+
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Earth Day Science Symposium Orangutans
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bonobo
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Indonesia Facts

 

Day 2      
Topic Student Preparation   
Objective/ I can ...
Study data.
Answer guided questions.
Enlarge charts and maps.
State Goals
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Hand out a folder for each group for Handouts #5-8
Handout 5: Making Your Presentations
Read Handout 6: Enlarging Your Chart
Read Handout 7: Group Self Evaluation
Read Handout 8: Grade Sheet
Fill in "Class" and "Presentation Number" at the top of the grade sheet
              
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Use Presentation 1 Estimating Orangutan Populations
Demonstrate how you expect students to make their presentations.

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Answer Questions

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Demonstrate enlarging charts (page 9)

readme.gif (802 bytes) Read Handout 4: Presentations Checklist

Assessment
No grading
Resources

 

Day 3     
Topic Student Preparation   
Objective/ I can ...
Read data.
Answer guiding questions.
Make charts.
Prepare an effective presentation to explain data
Rehearse a presentation.
State Goals
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork containing:
Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Assign Presentations

readme.gif (802 bytes) Read Data page of Presentations

Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Answer Guiding Questions
Data #1-6
Main Point #7
Critical Thinking #8
Online #9 (optional)
Research questions can be extra credit. (optional)

Assessment
Resources

 

Day 4      
Topic Presentations      
Objective/ I can ...
Read data.
Answer guiding questions.
Make charts.
Rehearse a presentation.
State Goals
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork
Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Complete charts.
Rehearse presentations.
Answer guiding questions 8 and 9; do research.

braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Evaluation of charts using Handout

Assessment
Resources

 

Day 5      
Topic    Presentations
Objective / I can...
Rehearse presentations.
State Goals
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork
bugeyekid.gif (3788 bytes) Rehearse a presentation. 

Prompts
Charts
What conclusion does your chart illustrate?
Maps and Diagrams
What countries/areas are shown on your map/diagram?
Graphs
What does the x axis represent?
What does the y axis represent?
What do the lines or bars represent?
What has changed?
How has it changed?
Is their a trend?
Pie Charts
What does each segment of your chart represent?
What do all the segments of the pie represent?

Assessment
Use grade sheets to guide grading and record points
Resources

 

Day 6-7     
Topic Oral Presentations of Orangutans.
Objective/ I can ...
Explain data on a chart.
Evaluate presentations.
State Goals
11.A.3f  Interpret and represent results of analysis to produce findings.
11.A.3g  Report and display the process and results of a scientific investigation.
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork
bugeyekid.gif (3788 bytes) Groups will present their data.
Assessment
Use grade sheets to guide grading and record points
Resources

 

Day 8  
Topic    Closing Activity: Plenary Session
Objective/ I can ...
Participate in a class discussion about what is happening to orangutans.
State a concise and well-reasoned answer.
State Goals
12.B.3b Compare and assess features of organisms for the adapatative, competitive, and survival potential.
Classwork
bugeyekid.gif (3788 bytes) Class Plenary Session
Each group states:
Title of Presentation
Main Points

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) What is happening to orangutans?
Opinion Questions

Lecture.gif (2227 bytes) Handout Help Protect Orangutan Habitat

Assessment
Collect check lists and group evaluations.
Group Self-Evaluation
Add points and write comments.
Resources

 

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Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Tests     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites     SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips   filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PowerPoint
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit      
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Activity

ART
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Orangutan National Geographic Coloring Page
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Orangutan Coloring Page   detailed
crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Orangutan Coloring Page   easy
BIOLOGY
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Comparison of Human and Chimpanzee Chromosomes 
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Human, Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and Orangutan comparison
BORNEAN ORANGUTAN  Pango pygmaeus
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bornean Orangutan Wikipedia
CLIP ART
Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Orangutans   Classroom Clip art 5 pages  3 clipart and rest real photos
FACT SHEETS
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Orangutan   Nat'l Geographic Fast fact printable
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Orangutan Pongo pygamaeus   Fact sheet from Kid's Planet
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Orangutans Nat'l Geographic E-Card to cut out and Fast Facts about Orangutans
LESSON PLANS
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Orangutan Curriculum for Teachers   5 day plan
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Orangutan Lesson Plan 59 pages  An Earth Day Orangutan Science Symposium.  Groups learn and teach the class about orangutans. 8-days.
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Orangutans from Teacher Resources 21 pages  grades K-3   Note02.gif (247 bytes) Educator's Pack
NEWS
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Orangutan Metropolis Uncovered  20 Nov 2002.  An increase by 10 percent in the world's orangutan population.
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Palm Oil Puts Squeeze on Endangered Orangutans  287 May 2007.
ORGANIZATIONS
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)
PHOTO GALLERIES
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) SOCP Photos  24 pictures
PRESENTATION LINKS for Earth Day Orangutan Symposium
 
SLIDESHOWS
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) EDSS Orangutan Slideshow
SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN  Pongo abelii
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Sumatran Orangutan  Wikipedia
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Sumatran Orangutan Pango pygmaeus abelii Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior, Environmental/Global, Research and Investigations  from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas
WEB SITES
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) National Geographic's Creature Feature: Orangutans  Facts and Photos, Video & Sound, Map, E-Card for kids
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Orangutan Nat'l Geographic Animal page includes Sound, video, and fact sheet.
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Orangutan A WhoZoo site with a few pictures and information
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Orangutan Foundation
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Orangutan Tools 
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Orangutan Pango sp.  Primate info net  Taxonomy, Morphology, Range, Habitat, Ecology includes two maps
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Pongo Pygamaeus: Bornean orangutan Animal Diversity Web from the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology


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