Your students are cordially invited to imagine, design and create their own zoological park in this interdisciplinary project designed to practice math knowledge and explore the 21st Century Learning Skills! Divide students into groups or have them work individually to read about 16 animal species on 7 different continents and living in 6 unique biomes. Students will also learn information about conservation status, social habits and land requirements. Students will then work to fill a 20x20 grid with the animals of their choosing ensuring that each animal habitat is perfectly suited to the individual species. They will need to:
> calculate the area of each habitat to find the cost of installing the proper biomes
> find the perimeter of each habitat to find the cost of fencing
> calculate the total cost of the zoo (including acquisition of animals, installation of fencing, setting up individual biomes, building bathrooms and food plazas, and beautification through walkways and flowerbeds)
> calculate fraction of zoo area allotted for each animal species
> calculate percentage of total zoo expenditure for each animal species
> create a circle graph to display the proposed expenditure
Included in this teacher packet you will find 8 pre-made and 4 blank Scenario Cards if you would like to give your students a little more guidance on how to create their zoological park. Also included are certificates to help you recognize students or groups that have designed “award-winning” parks!