Do you teach food chains and food webs?
We use this report and diorama project when we are learning about food chains and food webs. Students work in trios for this project in my own classroom, but they can also do this individually, or in pairs, or even in a group of four.
I have my kids randomly grab a plastic animal out of a bag and they base their report and diorama on this animal. You get to choose which plastic wild animals students get to pick from for this project. The plastic animal then becomes part of their diorama project. I buy the assorted bag of plastic wild animals from Amazon and it has most of what kids need for many of the food chains and webs. They can also make animals out of Crayola model magic air dry clay.
The diorama should have three sides with information sheets with the research attached to each side. We place the main report on the back of the diorama and the other information on each of the sides. This information is on the outside of the diorama with the ecosystem, animals, and plants on the inside. You can make a diorama from a piece of foam board, too!
- Books or Internet for research - markers, crayons, colored pencils
- plastic animals - scissors
- construction paper (assorted colors) - glue
- shoe boxes, or diorama display - Crayola model magic white clay
My kids LOVE this project!