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Activity Overview


Researching helps students to gain a more concrete and understanding of what they are learning. For this assignment, students will choose one type of body of water and create a poster. The poster must include the definition of the body of water, 3 real examples of the body of water (i.e. if they chose rivers, real examples could include The Nile River, The Colorado River, etc.) Students must give details about the real examples such as where they are located, how big they are, and any other information that they feel is interesting and worth mentioning. Students will also include information about what life is like for people who live near the body of water, and any benefits that the body of water provides.

Teachers can assign students specific bodies of water or give students a choice. Afterward, students can present their posters to the class, sharing their knowledge about their body of water. Thus combining research, writing, and public speaking skills into one powerful assignment.

You can find more travel poster templates or view all poster templates to add to this assignment so students have a variety of choices for their poster!


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Research a body of water and real examples of that body of water around the world. Create a poster that highlights the information that you’ve learned.

Student Instructions

  • Click “Start assignment”.
  • Choose a body of water.
  • Using school resources, conduct some research and gather notes on different examples of this body of water around the world.
  • On the poster, include the type of body of water and its definition. Also include 3 real examples of this body of water and information about them.

  • Requirements: General body of water definition, 3 real examples of this type of body of water and information about each. Students must also include what life is like for people who live near the body of water, and any benefits that the type of body of water provides.

    Lesson Plan Reference

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    Rubric

    (You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)


    Conducting Research
    Present information after conducting research.
    Proficient Emerging Beginning
    Organization
    Examples are accurate, complete, well organized, and easy to understand.
    Examples are somewhat accurate, complete, well organized, and easy to understand.
    Examples are inaccurate, incomplete, disorganized, and difficult to understand.
    Illustrations
    Illustrations depict the written description with clear visuals of appropriate scenes, characters, items, etc.
    Illustrations depict the written description but are unclear or incomplete.
    Illustrations do not make sense with the written description.
    Spelling and Grammar
    Spelling and grammar is mostly accurate. Mistakes do not get in the way of understanding.
    Spelling is inaccurate and hinders full understanding.
    Text is difficult to understand.


    How To Help Students Create an Interesting Poster on Bodies of Water

    1

    Discuss the Elements of a Poster

    Begin the session by discussing the basic elements of a research poster. Tell the students that they can use their creativity to enhance these basic elements and add other elements they think should be included to give a personal touch to the poster.

    2

    Organize a Brainstorming Session

    Allow students to jot down suggestions for the content, structure, and design components during a brainstorming session. Draw a basic outline or drawing of the poster. Students can use different elements to get inspired including different posters, music, paintings, etc. Provide students some flexibility to let their imagination shine.

    3

    Utilize Visuals and Images

    Promote the use of pictures, diagrams, maps, and charts to illustrate various bodies of water graphically. Ensure that the graphics are legible, pertinent, and correctly credited. Students can either take these visuals from the internet or use their own creativity to draw them out.

    4

    Include Interesting Elements

    Include information on water bodies that is both entertaining and pertinent. To communicate the facts, use clear and interesting language. Students can use interactive elements in the poster to make them look more interesting. These elements can be small questions, trivia quizzes, or even small puzzles to reach the water body.

    5

    Present and Display

    When students are done with their posters, teachers can give each student five minutes to present and explain their poster to their class fellows. Students can also display their posters in the classroom and have a collective discussion regarding each poster to gain new insights and appreciate each other’s creativity.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Bodies of Water Research Poster

    What kind of information can the students include in the poster regarding Bodies of Water?

    The importance of water bodies in ecosystems, water cycles, transportation, agriculture, and as sources of food and recreation can be included in the poster by the students. Additionally, the poster might provide light on their significance. Students can also present more interesting and unknown information such as ‘There is a lot of life in one drop of water”.

    Can students include specific figures or statistics for each Body of Water?

    Each body of water can be described in detail, including its size, location, special characteristics, and ecological importance. Including statistics in the poster will make the information look more credible and have a positive impact on the audience and viewers.




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