Contributed by NY TIC Teacher Sandy Cunningham
Your job is to create an interactive PowerPoint that can be used in other classrooms to help students imagine the size and rate of development of the trout and the differences in the environments that they will inhabit.
STEP 1: Solve the problem given to your group.
STEP 2: Think of a striking or humorous visual way to convey the information.
STEP 3: Use a storyboard worksheet to plan your PowerPoint. It must be approved by Mrs. Cunningham before you begin work in the computer room.
STEP 4: Create your PowerPoint and email it as an attachment to Mrs. Cunningham.
General Pointers: #
- Use one consistent color, background, and text for all slides.
- Choose pictures that are appropriate for your topic.
- If you use an image from an internet search, you must have a proper bibliographic citation: Name of Website. Date Viewed, URL Address.
- If you use a photograph taken by us or clip art or an original image you created, you do not need a citation.
Create Interactive Buttons in Powerpoint: #
- Place an object (text box, shape, or image) that will be the “button” on the slide.
- Right click on the object. Select Hyperlink from the drop down menu.
- Select “Place in This Document” and it will create a list of slides you have already created.
- Choose the slide you want the viewer to jump to when s/he clicks that button.
- Click OK.
Sample Group Topics: #
The tank the trout will live in for 9 months has a volume of 55 gallons. Create a PowerPoint that shows how big that space is. Choose an everyday object and figure out how many of that object it will take to fill the tank (i.e. how many tissue boxes would it take to fill the tank, how many iPod touches would it take to fill the tank, etc.)
Find out the size of an egg, an alevin, a fry, and a mature trout. Create a Powerpoint that makes viewers guess the size of each in comparison to an everyday object (i.e. is a trout egg the size of a lentil bean or a jelly bean?)
Create a PowerPoint that compares fish to us. FOOD: How does the amount of food a fry eats a day compare to their own body weight? How much does the amount of food we eat a day compare to our own body weight? GROWTH RATE: From hatching to release, how much does a trout increase in length? How much taller would you have to grow in the same amount of months to be comparable? SURVIVAL: Find out for a given year how many eggs we had and how many fry we released. What was the survival rate of a trout egg?
Create a PowerPoint that compares life in the tank to life in the stream. VOLUME: What is the total volume of the tank? What is the volume of Ellicott Creek? STREAM SPEED: What is the current in the tank? What is the current in Ellicott Creek? TEMPERATURE: What is the temperature in the tank? What is the temperature in Ellicott Creek in each month of the year?