Churchville Elementary School

 
 
Which Pet?                 
hermit crabparakeet
                        
 The library would like to have a pet but needs your help to decide which pet will be the best one.  Your mission is to research information about five of the pets listed below and make a decision about which one is the best.  You'll present your choice to your classmates. 
     Your research process will involve several steps.  The first step is to create a web of questions about pets.   You'll use kidspiration for this.  Then you'll create a table to use to write the answers to the questions you wrote.  Then you'll make a decision about which pet is the best and create a poster explaining why you chose the pet.

Pet Choices:  Spider, Hermit Crab, Parakeet, Budgie, Salamander, Freshwater Fish, Guinea Pig, Turtle, Mouse, Hamster, Gerbil
 
Steps to follow:
 
Planning: 
  • First, create a web of questions using Kidspiration to help guide you as you research for information about possible pets.
  • Next, create a table from your web so that you will have a place to write the answers to the questions you created.

Gathering:

Synthesizing:

 

  • You and your partner will use books, reference books, and websites to find answers to the questions you wrote.  You will write the answers on the chart. 
Evaluating:
  • Look at your chart of information and make sure you've found enough facts about the animals to make a decision.  If not, go back and locate more info.

Presenting:

  •  Make a decision about which pet is the best and create a poster showing your decision. It should contain the information you found about the pet you will recommend. Present your poster to the class.
 
 
 
Last Modified on January 30, 2012