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A third grade science research project exploring how the earth changes.
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Step1: Plan

1.  Plan

What am I supposed to do?
What do I need to get the job done?
What do I want it to look like when I'm done?

Students today love using iPads to create their products!  We will use a mix of illustrations and text in the Pic Collage that will provide an understanding of the information to be learned.

Your 3rd grade class will become an expert on one ofthe forces of nature that can change the surface of the Earth. 

Your job is to become the expert on one specific topic and create a Pic Collage that will teach your class about your topic.   

The information should inform and prepare students in the event a natural disaster struck the area they lived.

Consider the typhoon that hit the Philippines, the tornadoes that hit the midwest, or the widfires that blazed in Coloroado...what do students today need to learn?

Create the questions.


Step 2: Do

2.  Do

I must locate the things I will need (books, websites, materials etc.).
I  need to ask questions, read, and take notes.
I need to use the information I find to create something.

Gather your resources!

Each tab above links to resources about your topic.

Use the e-library catalog to locate books.

Search the online databases - encyclopedias, magazines, and newspapers.

Explore the educational websites provided for you.

Watch a movie.

Take notes on all information that answers your questions from step 1!  Remember to use 'treasure' words and throw out the rest! And don't forget to cite your sources.


Step 2: Create

Each student will create a pic collage then insert in educreations for citation and speaking. See the tab above called Creating a Pic Collage for detailed instructions and videos that will help you.

*Include a pictures of your Rapid Change. 

*What text will be covered on the page? Do you need a title?

The better you plan now - the easier & better your pages will be!

Now gather your pictures from the link above - hold & save to your ipads.

Create your pic collage page using paragraphs, pictures, and citations.


Step 3: Review

3.  Review

Did I do what I was supposed to do?  
Am I proud of what I've done?
Is there something else I should do before I say I am done?



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