Grades 2-4
Producers of Animal Planet would like to film a program about migratory animals and their vast habitats to be aired on other network science channels around the globe. Students will role-play scientists who must research basic information about migratory animals such as their where they live, what kind of habitat they live in, food preferences and how they move. Each scientist must report his/her findings on a specific animal on a graphic organizer. A poster with a picture of the animal or a shadow box portraying the animal in its habitat along with a map hilighting the continent on which it lives must accompany the presenter. Classmates role-playing a panel of producers in class will ask the scientist specific questions about the research project to determine if scientists will include the migratory animal in the program.

Grades 5-6
The United Nations Environmental Program has released a new endangered species list of migratory animals. Students will role-play a small group of scientists attempting to launch their own environmental advocacy organization to speak up for a particular migratory animal. Each environmental group must create a name for their organization, determine in what country they will be located, design an advocacy poster to bring awareness to their classmates in school and present information about the endangered animal. Group presentations must include a world map that details the continents and countries in which the animal migrates.

Interpretive Task:
Students read information on their selected animal and complete a graphic organizer about the animal's habitat, where it lives, its physical characteristics, its needs for survival and why it migrates. (It is suggested that younger students be given choices to circle to simplify the task of writing.) Students will illustrate the animal in its habitat on a poster or in a 3-D shadow box for the final presentation.

Interpersonal Task:
Students role-play scientists asking and answering questions about migratory animals' habitats, physical characteristics, and needs. Older students must create and agree on an environmental organization name and its location in the world based on the type of migratory animal they select. They will research different aspects of their animal and then share findings with their group members.

Presentational Task:
Students share posters or shadow boxes of their animal and information learned about it using their graphic organizers. Students will report on what type of habitat the animal lives in, what continents or countries it is found in, and where it migrates.