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Step 1. Questions
Have you ever wanted to put together your own zoo? Here is your chance!
For this e-Journal project, you will research and report on the animals of your choice. Choose interesting animals that you think people would like to see and learn about.
As you research animals for your zoo, here are some questions to answer about each animal you chose.
What does the animal look like? Is it large or small? What is its shape, size, and color?
Where does the animal live?
What does the animal eat?
Is the animal endangered, meaning only a few of its kind are still alive?
What else makes the animal interesting or important?
As you put together your animal collection, you also will be spending e-Journal dollars. The cost of each animal you choose is listed with the Web links in Step 2. If you choose animals from other Web sites, suggest a cost for the animal.
Step 2. Research
Are you ready? Begin by exploring the links listed in Step 2. Take notes in the note taking boxes. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to calculate the total cost of your online zoo and write your report.
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Birds: Kaweah Oaks Preserve
All sorts of birds live in the Kaweah Oaks Preserve in California. Visit this site to learn all about them. Click the name of a bird. Some of the pages have bird sounds to listen to. pretend a bird from this Web site costs 16 e-Journal dollars.
National Geographic Creature Feature: Brown Bears
Get the “bear facts” at this Web site from National Geographic. See pictures of bears and read about them, too! Pretend a bear from this Web site costs 27 e-Journal dollars.
American Wildlife Foundation: Wildlives
Elephants, aardvarks, elands, and porcupines: Read about these and other animals at this beautiful Web site. Click on the animal of your choice.
Pretend any animal from this Web site costs 32 e-Journal dollars.
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