June 8, 2011: Dolphin Tales
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1. Draw a large dolphin on a piece of paper. Paste newspaper words that tell about dolphins around your picture.
2. In the newspaper, circle words or pictures for all the animals you can find that live in the ocean.
3. On a piece of paper, paste five items you could use to play in the ocean. Write sentences explaining your choices.
4. How are these important to dolphins: (a) pods, (b) clicks and whistles, (c) jawbones, and (4) sea sponges?
5. Use the Internet to learn about dolphin education and conservation trips. Find a trip you would like to take. Write a paragraph explaining your choice.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the characteristics and life cycles of organisms. (Science: Life Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)