Earthlings beware... This activity is tons of fun! This three-part activity has students (1) researching a planet, (2) designing an alien, and (3) drawing their creature however their imagination sees fit. Students will be required to pick a planet to research. Then, they will create a list of five adaptations their alien would need to have to survive there. Lastly, they create an original drawing of their alien with the adaptations listed.
My students have always loved this activity. They really get into the creation of their alien and enjoy sharing it with others. It's a popular choice for students!
This is meant to be a shorter activity. Looking for a project? Check out my "Out of this World Alien Project" in my TPT store for a no-prep, technology-based project. It is very similar to this activity, but requires more research, details, and a final project.