Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity

Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
Design an Animal Habitat: Project-Based Learning Activity
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Learn about and discover Animals and their Habitats with science, writing, drawing, problem solving, research with technology and create a small scale, dream habitat for a choice of animal.

Description: Prompt for Inquiry
You are have been hired to design a dream habitat for an animal of your choice for a new zoo being built by the X-Animal Company. As a researcher and to design a perfect habitat for your animal, you will need to become an expert on that animal. You will need to use a variety of technologies to
research as much as you can about that animal and record facts you find.

In this project, you will research and write journal entries about expeditions, collect data on the animal, its habitat and predators/prey, write an informational report about the animal and its habitat, and you will design and build a small scale model habitat for your animal.

What is Project Based Learning?:
Project Based Learning is a method of teaching where students have a question or topic that relates to the curriculum that they work on for an extended period of time in an engaging, creative, and experimental manner and respond to the question through a challenge. The difference between PBL and creating a project is that projects are created AFTER learning and PBL allows students to learn through the entire process and toward a goal of answering a challenge or question.

The project is focused on student’s learning goals and curriculum using creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and self-management.

The best part about PBL is that it is brings a lot of learning subjects together in one project, allowing students to spend a lot of time on their PBL while meeting many aspects of the curriculum all at once.

How To Use:
-In this product you will see Lesson Plans and Student Worksheets alternate as you scroll through the PDF. The lesson plans will act as guidelines for you on how to implement the student worksheet and will present you with materials needed and insight into the student’s assignment. Note, for this PBL project you will need to allow your students access to a variety of information and technologies (such as computers/internet) to allow them to do their personal investigations.
-Photocopy any necessary student handouts such as step-by-steps or rubrics. These will be needed during your art lesson and are very helpful for students.

NOTE: Preview is saved in a small file size so quality is poor. Purchased product does not have a watermark and is saved in the highest quality.

This Product Includes:
-About Project Based Learning Page
-How to Use Page
-13 detailed lesson plans for each of the lessons.

-24 Student work pages:
-The Beginning, You've been Hired (about the project)
-Coloring Title Page for PBL work book/binder/duotang
-Brainstorm animals student likes page
-"The Animal I choose" page with recording of basic facts
-"I'm Designing a habitat for..." poster page for bulletin board display
-"Before the Expedition, I Know..." fact recording page
-"The First Expedition" researching basic facts about their animal
-"What to bring on an expedition"- researching latest equipment and tools by real life scientists and researchers, using multiplication to create a cost sheet for supplies for an expedition
-"Habitat Exploration: Expedition" researching animal's habitat and recording data, learning about habitats
-Journal Entry: Habitat Expedition
-Field Sketch: Habitat Expedition
-"The Second Expedition" -researching prey and predators to the students animal, learning about prey and predators
-Journal Entry: Second Expedition (prey and predators)
-"The Third Expedition: Adaptations" -researching adaptations and researching adaptations specific to student's animal
-Journal Entry: The Third Expedition- reflect on animal's adaptations
-"What I Know NOW about my animal"
-Pages 32-25: Planning Sheets and Report papers for informational write on student's animal and its habitat
-Pages 37-40: Building a Small Scale model for dream habitat for animal sheet, planning sheets (sketch of model/materials needed sheet) and rubric for model.

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