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The zoo needs help! Students work cooperatively to design an animal habitat and enclosure for the zoo! In this STEM project, students use their imagination and creativity to build an animal habitat and enclosure designed to meet their animal's needs.A fabulous way to integrate science standards for animals into your classroom!
Students work in collaborative units to design a proper animal habitat for their chosen animal. Their animal enclosures must meet the project requirements to be safe for the animals, the zoo keepers, and the visitors. The improvement phase of this project includes students giving helpful feedback to other groups. The students love using the peer reflection checklists!
This animal enclosure zoo project utilizes the principles of Project and Problem- Based Learning and STEM. A book and video list, step-by-step posters and handouts, certificates of achievement, student examples, and rubrics are included. This resource includes zoo and gorilla book lists, video links, and research links.
This pack resource includes:
List of Zoo books
List of Gorilla books
Video links for Zoos and Gorillas
Research links for Zoo animals and Gorillas
Materials and Preparation Tips
Pictures of completed student projects
Animal Name Cards
Vocabulary Posters and Handouts
Illustration vs. Diagram Poster
Ask and Question Poster
Things to Think About Poster
Budget Challenge for Differentiation
Make a Plan and Create Posters
Improve through Peer Review Posters
Peer Review Checklist
Compliments and Suggestions Poster
Peer Feedback Poster
Student Handouts for planning and materials
Project Certificate of Achievement
Want to extend this project into a whole cross-curricular unit? Check out my other Animal Enclosure projects!
Buyer said, “This is just what I was looking for to help further the development of the animal standards for my grade level. The students had so much fun! The activities were challenging and engaging. So much detail and so thorough! Wish I had bought the bundle...maybe I still will!”
Buyer said, “My students loved this and they had so much fun! Great project to teach habitats. Very organized and easy to follow. I especially loved the peer feedback sections. My students had very thoughtful feedback for each other. Worth every penny!”
Kimberlie said, “Love the links provided for such a wonderful unit of work that my students loved and I will use again with my whole team.”
Chalk and Apples said, “Such a complete resource for teaching our animal habitat standards. Getting the opportunity to rate each others' projects and work cooperatively was very powerful for my students. Thank you!!”
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