I created and used this project with my second and third grade students while studying animals, plants, and habitats. We completed this following the unit of study, so they already knew locations, characteristics, weather, animals, and plants of each habitat. The habitats that we studied were grasslands, oceans, deserts, rainforests, and tundras.
It took about an hour and a half to two hours for my students to complete cutting, writing, drawing, and stringing. When I did it, I already cut the titles in half and divided the circles so each had five before the students began. The trickiest part was stringing and tying the yarn. Assembled, they are cute and educational.
Love this little mobile! I used it with my ESOL students and they really enjoyed putting them together. The kids used computers and non-fiction texts to research two habitats of their choice. The students learned a lot and had so much fun writing, illustrating, and showing off their mobiles. Thanks so much for sharing!
I would add a space on the top for the name of the habitat as well as possibly make the circles bigger since my students handwriting is still pretty large at this point. Great job, though! Really wonderful idea, I'm excited to try it out!