Animal Research Project & Wax Museum

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Creekside Teacher Tales
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K - 4th
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This pack is just what you need to do an AWESOME ANIMAL RESEARCH PROJECT either in the classroom or an extension project at home. My kiddos LOVED these activities and the amount of choice they had within the project!


This resource has been used by teachers in Kindergarten-Fifth Grade!

Easily adjusted based on what is included!

In this pack:

→ Detailed teacher notes on the many ways to use this pack

→ Photographs of how I used activities in my room

→ 10 Graphic Organizers with Multiple Options

★ Brainstorm Animal

★ Report Covers

★ KWL Chart

★ Can Have Are Chart

★ Fabulous Facts

★ Predators & Prey

★ Diet Plate

★ What’s Cooking

★ Habitat of an Animal

★ Parts of the Animal

★ Parenting Style

→ Animal Specific Organizers (Beaver, Lion, Giraffe, Caterpillar, Giraffe, Elephant,

Flamingo, Panda, Frog, Cardinal, Dolphin)

→ Multiple Wax Museum Button Templates

→ Animal Crossing Sign Templates

→ Invitation Template

→ Advertisement Poster Writing Activity

→ Research Report Template

→ Alternate Rubric Information

Animal Specific Option: You have the option to let yours students choose their animal or you can have them pick from the animals included in this pack and use the animal specific organizers. The reason I included animal specific organizer option is because that way you could have the informational resources available for those specific animals if you are completing this project in the classroom. This would also be helpful if your group of students would not have resources available at home to use.

Report vs Organizers: You have a few different options for the report and presentation of this project. You could have your students do the paragraph report. You could have your students do graphic organizers and put them into a book or hang them using ribbon or poster board. You could have your students do the report and then pick/choose a few organizers for students to do to hang around them as they are part of the wax museum.

Wax Museum Notes: My class set up our museum in the hallway. I encouraged students to dress up with homemade materials (not Party City), whether it was a head to toe costume or a mask/headpiece. Around the students I hung the animal crossing sign, button, and a few graphic organizers. If students made a poster or diorama, I displayed those on the wall or on a desk. When visitors came around they pressed the button for the students to share their report! Photos included in pack!

For a more detailed description and more pictures, check out my blogpost:

Animal Wax Museum Blogpost

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