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Whale Resources     Student Extra Credit

 

Day 1
Topic  Whales
Objectives/ I can ...
Learn about the two types of whales: toothed and baleen.
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.
Classwork-Homework
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  Whale information

 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Sea World Whale Unit: Vocabulary

 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Whale Adaptations
 
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Human Inventions and Whale Adaptations

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Note02.gif (247 bytes) Colossal Dictionary of Whale Words
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 Whale Names

 

Day 2
Topic  Whales
Objectives/ I can ...
Learn about the two types of whales: toothed and baleen.
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.
Classwork-Homework
 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes   Whale Activities Explain activities
         
Activity #1  Whale Chart for Baleen and Toothed Whales.
              Activity #2  Whale Graph
              Activity #3  Incredible Journeys
              Activity #4  Whale Tracks
              Activity #5  From Field Work to Final Report
              Activity #6  Whale Evaluation

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Sea World Whale Unit: Name Game
Part 1 Orca Around the world.
Part 2 Use Greek and Latin word fragments to decode whale scientific names.

star.gif (2279 bytes) Cetacean Computation: Sea World Animal Training and Behavior

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 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes
 Whale Names

 

Day 3
Topic Whale Characteristics
Objectives/ I can ...
Create a chart about whales.
Draw whales to scale.
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.
Classwork-Homework
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  Activity #1 Whale Chart
a. Pass out Whale Identification Cards p.19-23
b. Use cards to fill in chart about Baleen and Toothed whales.
Sea World Whale Unit: Whale Cards

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Activity #2 Whale Graph: How Do Whales Measure Up
a. Find the length of each whale on the chart.
b. Draw a picture to scale of the whale next to its name.
c. Inside the shape of the whale write whether the whale is a toothed whale or a baleen whale.
d. At the bottom of the graph, draw a picture to scale of yourself swimming.
Be sure to make your picture the right length.
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crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Turning Cows Into Whales  page 3

 

Day 4
Topic  Whale Activities
Objectives/ I can ...
Map whales' migration routes.
Use a map to answer migration questions.
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.
Classwork-Homework
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Activity #3  Incredible Journeys
        
a. Pass out Incredible Journeys p.38
             b. Read information on humpback and right whales.
             c. Map the whales' migration routes.
             d. Use the map to answer the questions.
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 Baleen and Toothed Whale Statistics Chart
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whale Fun Facts

 

Day 5
Topic Whale Migration
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify whale behavior.
Use a scientists report.
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.
Classwork-Homework
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Cetacean Breath Chart

Spyhopping  :07

 
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Activity #4  Whale Tracks
a. Pass out Whale Tracks and Whale Routes p.44-45
b. Use the key to help you read the map and answer the questions.

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Activity #5  From Field Work to Final Report
a. Pass out the Scientists Whale Information Report and questions.
b. Use the report to answer questions about the whales

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Day 6
Topic  Whales Activities
Objectives/ I can ...
Evaluate answers on assignment.
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.
Classwork-Homework
 
checkmark.gif - 221 Bytes   Check Activities #3
 checkmark.gif - 221 Bytes   Check Activities #4
 checkmark.gif - 221 Bytes   Check Activities #5
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Day 7
Topic  Great Fossil Find
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify which whale-like traits appeared earliest, and which ones appeared later.
Reconstruct a fossil skeleton.
Create a population graph.
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.A.4c Describe processes by which organisms change over time using evidence from comparative anatomy and physiology, embryology, the fossil Vestigial, genetics, and biochemistry.
Classwork-Homework
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  Becoming Whales Discussion Questions 

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  The Great Fossil Find

Walking Whale  1:37

 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Pakicetus Skeleton  or S. crassirostris

 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Skeletal Resource Manual

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Day 8
Topic  Whale Evolution
Objectives/ I can ...
Recognize the role of predictions in science, and how this helped clarify whale evolution.
Explain the evidence leading to a possible revision in the likely ancestors of whales
Give examples of the mosaic nature of evolution in whales.
Create a data table.
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.A.3c  Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Classwork-Homework
WALKING WITH BEWASTS: WHALE KILLERS
Whale Killers: Walking With Beasts  Part 1/3  9:58
Whale Killers: Walking With Beasts  Part 2/3  9:58
Whale Killers: Walking With Beasts  Part 3/3  8:49

Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whale Evolution

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Whales in Transition  Go over A and B

 Lecture.gif - 2227 Bytes  Searching for Whale Fossils   Use Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whales in the Making 

 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Whale Evolution Data Table  Use Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whales in the Making

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Whale Evolution
         
Becoming Whales  Lesson Plan
              Time Line
              The Origin of Whales
              Whales in Transition  Student Handout
              Whale Evolution Data Table Worksheet
              Whale Evolution
              Whale Length Chart
              Whales in the Making
             Becoming Whales Discussion Questions

 

Day 9
Topic  Whale Evolution Evidence
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify which whale-like traits appeared earliest, and which appeared later.
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.
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C12.A.3c Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions.
Classwork-Homework
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  Becoming Whales Discussion Questions
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Whale Resources

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

 ARCHAEOCETES: ARCHIC WHALES
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Archaeocetes:  Pakicetidae  Ambulocetidae  Remingtonocetidae   Protocetidae    Basilosauridae   Dorudontidae
 AMBULOCETUS
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Ambulocetidae: First Costal Whales  Nice skeleton picture
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ambulocetus as a Fossil Transitional
 BALEEN WHALES
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Baleen Whale Population 1850-1990   Make a graph for Humpback, Right, and Minke
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Baleen and Toothed Whale Statistics Chart
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Baleen Whales  All you want to know about baleen whales from Sea World. pdf version
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Baleen Whales American Cetacean Society
 BASILOSAURUS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Basilosaurus: Primitive Eocene Whales
 BELUGA
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Beluga Whales  A Sea World site!
 BLUE WHALE
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Blue Whale
CETACEANS
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Whales  Blue, Bowhead, Fin, Humpback, Northern Right, Sei, Sperm,
 CHARACTERISTICS
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Whale Tales  Activities on Weights & Measures, Evolution, Swimming & Diving, Feeding, Echolocation & Communication, Anatomy & Physiology.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  What is a Whale?  Enchanted Learning Site.
 EVOLUTION
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Becoming Whales  Lesson Plan
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Time Line
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  The Origin of Whales
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Whales in Transition  Student Handout
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Whale Evolution Data Table Worksheet
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Whale Length Chart
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Cetacean Evolution  Mesonychid, Rodhoecetus, Ambulocetus, Basilosaurus
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Primitive Whales and Whale Evolution
GRAY WHALES
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Gray Whale Coloring Page
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Gray Whale Booklet
 HUMPBACK
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Humpback Whales  A Journey North site.
 KILLER WHALES
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Killer Whales   Information from sea World about killer whales.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Orca: Killer Whale  Information from the Whale Watching Web
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Orcinus orca  Information
 MIGRATIONS
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Whale Migration Worksheet  Use mapping skills to plot the migration patterns of four unknown whales
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Whale Migrations  This site gives information on why whales migrate, routes, and gives activities that students could use to learn further information on this topic
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Gray Whale Migration Route Neat graphic picture.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Right Whale Migration
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Whales Migrate in Autumn  Humpback migration map
 MINKE WHALES
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Minke Whales Are Increasing
 MUSEUM
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Charlotte: The Vermont Whale: An Electronic Museum
 NAMES
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whale Names
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Whale Printouts  Enchanted Learning
 ORIGAMI
 crayon0a.gif - 328 Bytes  Make a Paper Whale
 RESEARCH
  Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Whale Research Sheet
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Whale Sighting Data Sheet
TOOTHED WHALES
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Toothed Whales
 WALKING WHALES
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Ancient Walking Whales Shed Light on Ancestry of Ocean Giants  Rodhocetus a primitive whale that lived 47 mya.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  The Origin of Whales and the Power of Independent Evidence  The fossil record for transitional forms from ancient walking whales to today's whales.
WEB BOOKS
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Whaling Ship Essex.
 WEBQUESTS
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Whales ThinkQuest    Have fun exploring.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Whale WebQuest  You are a cetacean expert and it is your job to decide what whale a zoo should purchase.
 WHALES
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Great Whales: A Whale of a Problem
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Whale Fun Facts
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Amazing Whales  Facts, pictures, and sounds!
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Whale Bones from Dr Galapagos
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Whale Glossary  at Enchanted Learning
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Whales  Click on the the picture of a Orca,  Humpback Whale,  Pilot Whale, or a Finback Whale to find information.
 Earth.gif - 6650 BytesWhale Museum  Promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Whales OnLine   Where whales live, threats to whales, news about whales, research, and much more.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Zoom Whales  All About Whales,  Whale Info Sheets,  Whale Printouts,  Anatomy &Behavior,  Whale Classification,  Picture Glossary,  Classroom Activities, Puzzles and Links

 

 

Student Extra Credit

 

star.gif - 2279 Bytes WhaleExtra Credit star.gif - 2279 Bytes

 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Baleen and Toothed Whales   Whales are divided into two groups: baleen and toothed.  Use the Web addresses at the bottom of the worksheet to learn about the similarities and differences between these two groups.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Cows and Calves and Ice Oh My!  Use data to conduct a reasonable explanation.
  star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Let's Learn About Whales  Print out the activity and then click on the links to find information to answer the questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Orca Whales  Use the links to identify and discuss where orca whales live, what they eat, and other interesting facts about orca whales. Print out the page and use it for your answer sheet.  Grade level is for 2nd and 3rd grade, but I didn't know all of the answers.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  The World's Oceans   Most whales live in the ocean.  Many of these migrate from one area of the world to another.  To learn where the world's oceans are located and their names complete this activity
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Whale of a Tale   Read the paragraphs and then scan the table.  Answer the questions that follow on a separate sheet of paper.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Whale Scavenger Hunt    Print out the page and use the links to find the answers.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Whale Wordsearch     Print it out. Find the whales.

 

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