1. DO YOUR RESEARCH
To begin, each Ocean News Team will choose the following roles:
- Ocean Surface Topographer: This team member will explore the features of the ocean’s surface.
- Tide Specialist: Explores tides, and how the moon and tides are connected.
- Meteorologist: Discovers how currents, weather, and tides affect the ocean.
- Environmental Engineer: Learns how humans both impact and depend upon the ocean.
- Team Leader/Production Manager: you will be responsible for making sure all team members are participating and completing their tasks. You will also help produce the visual part of the newscast.
Each team member is responsible for gathering all the important information about your topic, recording their own information using the fact sheets provided, and determining who will present what information and how.
Each team will use the links on the resources page to uncover the mysteries of their topic. Now scroll down to find your team. Remember, don't try to include all the information, just the most important facts.
2. CREATE YOUR NEWSCAST
Now that you have done your research it is time to create your newscast! Here is a checklist to help you make it excellent.
1) Does your newscast include at least 5 facts about each topic?
2) Is your newscast between 3 & 4 minutes long?
3) Does EVERY group member speak part of the newscast?
4) Does it sound like you practiced? Did you get help with pronunciation when needed?
5) Do the slides help the audience understand the newscast?