Engage your students with this step-by-step Bottle Ecosystem Design Project.
Lesson plans will guide you through scaffolding students with classroom friendly fact sheets that will motivate students to infer as they decide what type of habitat will meet the needs of the insect they select.
Students will now begin the design process and draft samples of their bottle ecosystem. Collaboration with peers will ensure students are familiar with giving and receiving feedback to refine their ecosytems.
Students will assemble their Bottle Ecosystems after adults have helped cut the bottles to your students specifications. Parent communication letters will help your students collect the supplies for their unique ecosystem.
Allow students to present their Bottle Ecosystems by practicing their communication skills. Criteria on a Tri-fold backdrop is also included!
The Bottle Ecosystem Design Project includes:
Five Classroom Friendly Insect Fact Sheets
Blank Student Insect Request Sheet
Single Bottle Design Sample
Two Bottle Design Sample
Single Bottle Cutting Procedures
Two Bottle Cutting Procedures
Student pre-cutting Flow Map
Parent letter- Group
Parent letter- individual
Code of Collaboration Poster
Ecosystem Planning sheet
Bottle templates for Ecosystem Blue Prints
Blank assembly plan flow map template
Reflection Sheet Writing Prompt
Present it Tri-fold criteria check list