Your primary students will love dreaming, researching, and creating their very own zoo! Usable by a full class or small group, this project has students researching a zoo animal of their choice, calculating food costs, recording habitat needs, and more!
As the final activity for this project, students should be directed to either draw or build their zoo exhibit, making sure to include a short essay about the important information they found such as habitat, diet, and cost. I also had my students create flyers to "have available" for visitors to their exhibits that had overviews of everything they researched. You will notice that there is a page for students to draw and write four sentences-- I opted to have my students write longer essays with the paragraph template at the end of the packet, and make a larger/more elaborate zoo drawing than just using the one included. What you choose to do will depend on the abilities of your group.
I used this with advanced first grade students, but it could be adapted for students in grades 1-3. It is designed with busy teachers in mind-- just print and go!
Have fun! :-)