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Take 2 – Interview with an Animal Expert


As you saw with our last post, we’ve been hard at work recently preparing for our World’s Fair. Students have finished writing and typing their reports. They’ve wrapped up adding the last pictures for their Animotos. The last snow capped mountains and dense forests have been placed delicately into their habitat displays. The final step to the process was to film an interview with an animal expert.

For the final portion of their project, students were to be filmed as an expert of the particular animal they’ve been researching. They donned clothing representative of the climate that their animal lived in. They came up with a name for their expert. Then, they prepared for questioning. However, this wasn’t like any ordinary interview. The person asking them the questions is someone they knew very, very well. See if you can figure out just who it was who interviewed each expert.

A few of our interviews can be seen below. However, that’s only the beginning of them. The rest can be found by clicking here. Then, tell us if any of the animals we researched live near you!








Have you ever seen any of the animals we researched?

Can you share some facts about your favorite animal?

Animal Animotos

Over the course of the last couple months, all the sixth grade students have been working to prepare for the World’s Fair. Our World’s Fair is a joint science and social studies project. In social studies with Ms. Girard, each student chose a country and have been researching all different aspects of that country. In science, students had to choose an animal that lives within that country. They then researched reasons why that country is a hospitable place for the animal as well as the characteristics, diet, and adaptations of each animal.

Our science project was broken up into four parts. Students had to write a six paragraph report based upon all of their research. They also have to create a display of the animal’s habitat and will be filming interviews as an expert on their animal. The last piece was that students had to create an Animoto including pictures and facts.

After talking about the importance of Creative Commons, students began work on the creation of their Animotos. Within it, students had to include at least 20 pictures. They also had to add at least 10 text boxes to share some of the amazing facts they discovered during their research. Take a look at some of our Animotos below. Then, click here to view the rest of them!


Check back soon to see our animal expert interviews!

Have you ever made an Animoto before?

What is your favorite animal?