The students will identify and write
facts about dolphins.
of paper cut in the shape of dolphins.
or web sites with dolphin facts (see the Dolphin Home
Page for suggestions.)
Paper or Chalkboard
Fact Sheet (if desired)
the students what they know about dolphins.
Record their responses on chart paper or the
information with the students from books or web sites.
out the pieces of paper cut in the shape of
dolphins. Have each student write one new fact
he/she learned about dolphins on the paper. (For
younger students, cut up the Dolphin
Fact Sheet into strips and have the students copy
or glue the strip onto their dolphin shape. More
facts may need to be added or put the students in
the butcher paper to look like ocean waves and mount
it on the wall. Have the students take turns
reading their dolphin fact and placing it on the
butcher paper. The may place them so they appear
to be leaping out of the water.
an alternative to the above lesson, compile the
dolphin facts into a book and allow the students to
take the book home to share with their families.
and contrast mammals and fish.
the students pair up and research a specific type of