Virtual Field Trip to the African Savanna
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students learn all about the African Savanna. This virtual field trip contains video links, images, passages, and more. Students read about the savanna and experience the different plants and animals through multimedia and YouTube links.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing activities like comparing and contrasting. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, science, and other skills.
NGSS3-LS4-4 : Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
NGSS2-LS4-1: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
NGSS3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. Examples of evidence could include needs and characteristics of the organisms and habitats involved. The organisms and their habitat make up a system in which the parts depend on each other.
NGSS3-LS2-1: Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides Format – This interactive format is perfect for distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Virtual Video Tours – Video tours of that take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- What Is A Savanna?
- Where Are Savannas?
- Write a Journal Entry
- Plants of the Savanna
- Animals of the Savanna
- African Lions
- African Elephants
- Compare & Contrast
- Animal Groups
- Write a Journal Entry
- Savannas at Risk
- Cause and Effect
*Answer Key Included
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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