For this project, students are required to research about the natural resources, environment and climate/weather of their chosen biome. After researching, they will use various recycled materials to design a survival kit for their biome. They have a few constraints including the size of the box, the specified tools and the fact that all tools must be handmade. They're also required to make an instruction manual for anyone who needs to use their survival kit.
This document contains the different biomes, what survival tools they need to make and a section for research notes.
Side note: I am having my students put their survival tools in one of those big oatmeal canisters. This way they really have to think about the size of their tools and what's already available in their biome. I plan to cut out the front of the container and cover it up with clear plastic so I can display the survival kits without them being touched.