Project Based Learning Habitat Activities | Ecosystem Project

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Using the Project Based Learning Model, students get to participate in habitat activities and interdependent relationships in ecosystems. They do this through the use of close reading articles, books, pictures, videos and technology to research a habitat or ecosystem.

This process helps students gain skills in problem solving, investigating, and engages them in challenges. We have integrated science, ELA and writing which works perfect in your 2nd Grade Science Classroom. Through all this learning, they end up with a final project and get to do a presentation. Make learning to do research fun!

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It is DIGITAL and Printable

A distance learning teaching plan has been included separately. This includes ways to use with hybrid model as well. The students will use a digital interactive notebook to do the activities. It is all included.

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  • Step by Step Lesson Plans
  • Materials List
  • Distance Learning Lesson Plans
  • Digital Interactive Notebook Pages
  • Digital Projects
  • All the Elements of PBL (See the Preview)
  • Driving Question
  • Differentiated Close Reading Articles for Desert, Arctic and Rainforest (3 levels)
  • Close Reading Instructions
  • Close Reading Schedule
  • Note taking Instructions
  • Note taking pages
  • Various Group Work Opportunities
  • Rubrics
  • Presentation Opportunity
  • Entry Event Idea
  • Interactive Notebook pages
  • Optional worksheets
  • Sample Product
  • Product Layout Examples
  • Tech Recommendations

After numerous lessons on how to do research, learning about habitats, doing their own research, they make a rough draft of their information and put all the information they gathered into a well polished Habitat PBL Project. This project can lead into a class presentation to help the students practice presenting. Includes a grading rubric and writing assignment.


This unit is based off of using PBL, Project Based Learning. PBL is a student centered learning model in which students work on a project for an extended period of time. It helps students gain life skills in problem solving, investigating, and engages them in challenges. It integrates math, technology, social studies, ELA and writing.

However, you do not need to be a PBL classroom to use it!

To learn more about Project Based Learning check out our BLOG Article.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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