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Creating an Encyclopedia Entry

To create an entry for the encyclopedia of physical features you will need to gather and organize information for each section of your entry. Follow the steps below and fill in the information as you go along.

1. Circle the name of your physical feature.
ocean
river
forest
prairie
mountain
desert

2. Define the Physical Feature: Use your textbook to find the definition of your physical feature. Write the definition below. write on line write on line write on line

3. Identify Characteristics: Use your textbook and other resources in your classroom and library to gather information on the characteristics of your physical feature. Write a brief description of at least two characteristics below. write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line

4. Identify Plants and Animals: Use your textbook and other books in your classroom and library to gather information on the plants and animals that are found in your physical feature. Then choose at least one plant and one animal and write a brief description of how they live and grow in the physical feature you are researching. write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line

5. Find Examples: Use your textbook and other books in your classroom and library to find at least two examples of your physical feature in or near the United States. Make a list of the examples below. write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line write on line

6. Gather/Create Pictures: Cut out pictures from old magazines or draw pictures for your encyclopedia entry. Check each box when you have completed the pictures for each section.
[ ] Section 1: Definition
[ ] Section 2: Characteristics
[ ] Section 3: Plants and Animals
[ ] Section 4: Examples

7. Complete the Entry: Create a page for each section of your encyclopedia entry. Copy or cut out and paste the information you wrote on this worksheet onto your new pages. Then paste the pictures you found or drew on the pages. Create a title page for your entry.


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