Activity 2 My Ocean Animal Template Book

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Blowfish book

Blowfish book

Completed Student Examples

5th Grade :

Oceans Stripes Shore Crab

Oceans Seaotter

Oceans Orcasm

Oceans Orca

Oceans Loggerheadturtle

Oceans Humpbackwhale

Oceans Elephantseal

Oceans California Sea Lion

Oceans Blowfish

Oceans Anglerfishsm

Oceans Blowfish

My Ocean Book on __________________________ 

Written by ________________________

       Hello fellow students.  My name is _________ and I’m a ___ grade student at an elementary school in ____________________.  I’m in a special class where we are learning about oceans and I’d like to share with you about what oceans are, how important they are, and an animal of particular interest to me, ______________________________. 

 

About me…

       But before I start my book, I’d like to share with you about some of my favorite things. _________________________________________________________________________
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  Okay, now I’m ready to write about what oceans are, their importance, and facts about one of my favorite animals, ______________________.  

First, oceans are essentially the largest ecosystem on planet Earth, covering 67% of Earth’s surface.  This can be demonstrated in the following ways below:

 

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Second, since 97% of Earth’s water is salt water, only 3% is fresh water.  This means we must all make efforts to conserve and protect this vital resource. 

 

 

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Third, we are very fortunate to literally have the ocean so close to us.  The ocean serves many important purposes, such as:   _________________________________________________________________________
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Fourth, there is a particular animal of interest to me, namely the ___________________.  I chose this animal because __________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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In the following paragraphs, I will briefly discuss what I researched about my animal of interest, the ______________.  I will cover the following:  classification, common name, scientific name, physical characteristics, behavior, if the animal camouflages, adaptations, range, migratory, population, status, reproduction, habitat, prey, predators, where animal fits in food web, and whether the Ohlone Indians used the animal for food, clothing, or other purposes. 

I hope you enjoy the book!  

 

Classification

The ______________ is a _________________ because it ___________ a backbone.  It is classified as a ______________ because _________________

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Names

       The ________________ has two names.  The common name is _______________________, and the scientific name is _____________________

__________________________________________.  In science, the scientific name is the genus and species of the animal or plant. 

 

Physical characteristics… my animal looks like…    

       My animal _____________________________

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Camouflage…does my animal blend into its environment? 

       After looking at my animal and reading more about it, I realize that it ______________________ ___________________________________________

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Adaptations 

       My animal is unique because ______________

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Animal behavior

       The way I would describe the behavior of my animal is __________________________________

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Range

       The ______________ is found _____________

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Migratory…does it travel from one location to another during seasons?

       The _______________________ migrate.  For example, ___________________________________

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Population

       The population of my animal is ____________

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Status

       The status of the ______________ tells me whether it is endangered, threatened, or stable.  What I found out is that the ______________ is __________________________.  I find this interesting because __________________________

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Reproduction

       The reproduction of the _______________ is

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Habitat…home

       The ________________ habitat is __________

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Prey and predator…(to eat and to be eaten) 

       The prey my animal eats are:  _____________

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My animal eats other things such as:    __________________________________________.

 

       The predators that eat me are: ____________

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Food web

       My animal is a _______________.  The following picture demonstrates where my animal fits in the food web.   

 

Ohlone Indians

       I’m curious to see if the Ohlone Indians used the ________________ in anyway, for example, for food, clothing, or for other purposes.  What I discovered _________________________________

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References

(books, articles, web-sites, etc.

www.noaa.gov 

Thank you for reading my book.  I hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot about the __________

____________________.  Please feel free to comment about my book and also, test your knowledge by answering the following questions below.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

 

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