This month long project covers everything from internet research and citing sources, to animal habitats and environment. With my students, I used Little Pet Shop animals, held an "Adoption Ceremony", and collected the animals at the end for use the next year. This packet contains:
Introductory Research Assignment (Hedgehogs)
Project Requirements/Time Line of Completion
Creation of Animal Habitat
Research Notes Guide
Grading Rubric including PowerPoint Presentations
Example Photos of Student-Created Habitats
I hope you find this process as valuable and enjoyable as my students have! Please let me know if there are changes that would make this activity more applicable to your class!