Our Animal Habitat Project

I’m TOTALLY loving my new school and students!  We were able to study about animals and their habitats as a part of our Treasures reading series and our 3rd grade team decided to do a project to go along with it.  I was extremely pleased with how the students embraced it and got so excited about it!

It was a 3-part project where they researched their animal, chose a project (a diorama, a mobile, a poster, or a real artifact display), and then did an oral presentation along with their project. The project had to be done at home with minimal parental support but the other parts were done in class.  I used a rubric that was developed by another teacher friend although I’m going to tweak it for next year’s class. It was a good starting point for this year though.  Here are a few pictures of what my students came up with. I’m so proud of them!

Dolphins hanging from the lid of a bottle painted blue for the ocean.

Dolphins hanging from the lid of a bottle painted blue for the ocean.

Polar bears on styrofoam and batting for ice.

Polar bears on styrofoam and batting for ice.

Dolphins swimming with the goldfish.

Dolphins swimming with the goldfish.

A tri-level diorama to show the green mamba snake.

A tri-level diorama to show the green mamba snake.

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The Bobcat.

The Bobcat.

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