Ecosystem Research Project includes:
*Parent introduction letter with expectations (2 pages)
*Note taking sheet (2 pages)
*Grading rubric (1 page)
*Photos of student example projects (1 page)
This project addresses Tennessee 3rd grade social studies (geography) and science standards. Students research and create a diorama box or poster to represent a specific ecosystem around the world: Ocean- Great Barrier Reef, Grassland- African Savannah, Tundra- Arctic Circle, Temperate Deciduous Forest- Appalachian Mountains, Tropical Rainforest- Amazon, or Desert- Sahara.
This is in Word document form so you may edit the parent letter, note taking sheet, and rubric to fit your preferences and needs in your classroom.
*Tip- I use enchantedlearning.com to provide students with their initial research information. Any extra research is completed at home with families, though this project could be adapted and completed fully in class.
*Check out my FREE Ecosystem Vocabulary Handout which can be used to provide students with more information!