There are 38 species of dolphins. The Bottlenose dolphin is the most well-known species of dolphin. Bottlenose dolphins live in the Indian River Lagoon. Today, you are going to use your creativity skills to invent a new dolphin species. This project is based on the book, If a Dolphin Were a Fish by Loran Wlodarski. In the video, Doug combines a dolphin and a shark to get a Sholphin. Even though this is impossible, it is fun to pretend. 1. Click the to open the Learning Sequence. Watch the video 🎬 and listen to the book 📖 . 2. Pick a species to combine with a dolphin. You cannot do 🐬 + 🦈 . 3. Be creative with art supplies and the dolphin outline to create your new species. 4. Write a summary on paper 📝 using the pattern in the book. "If a dolphin were a fish it would ___. But a dolphin is not a fish. A fish ___. A dolphin ___." 5. Take a of your new dolphin species. 6. Click to open the template. 7. your . 8. Use the tool to name your new species. Be creative. 🐬 + 🦈 = Sholphin 9. Use the to record your written summary. 10. Click the green to save.
After students record their summary, I print the QR Codes. I attach the QR Codes to their art project and hang them in the hall. Everyone loves scanning the codes to hear about the new species of dolphin.