4th grade class researched endangered whales. We used the
internet and reference books. Students used the cooperative
learning structure called Expert Jigsaw to complete their
research. Students were placed in one of 5 different whale
groups. Each group had one EXPERT in each of the following
areas; migration & habitat, anatomy, behavior, and endangered
first phase of the project students met in their expert group to
research their particular topic. For example, if you were an
anatomy expert you worked with other experts to research the
anatomy of all 5 whales.
next step was to return to your Whale group and share your
expertise. Each group then decided on the design of their
poster, and began working.
students really enjoyed this project and learned a lot about
whales. We hope you enjoy our poster.
The Humpback Whale