Project Based Learning with STEM: Animal Habitats and Enclosures

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  1. PBL at its best! Project-Based Learning with zoo animals and their enclosures. You get the persuasive writing project, the PBL and STEM resource, and the zoo animal literacy response sheets! A 3 in 1 fabulous deal! What kid doesn’t love the zoo? Now you can bring the zoo to your classroom! Students
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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

Project Tips

Materials and Preparation Tips

Pictures of completed student projects

Animal Name Cards

Vocabulary Cards

Vocabulary Posters and Handouts

Illustration vs. Diagram Poster

Problem Poster

Ask and Question Poster

Research Pre-activity

Challenge Poster

Project Limits

Things to Think About Poster

Imagine 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

Improvements Poster

Sequencing Handout

Student Handouts for planning and materials

Project Summary

Project Rubric

Project Certificate of Achievement

Want to extend this project into a whole cross-curricular unit? Check out my other Animal Enclosure projects!

Reading Response Sheets: Zoo Animals

Persuasive Writing Project: Zoo Animal Enclosure

What Other Teachers Like You Said About this Project:

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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