Designer Animal

Objective

Given art supplies, students will create a model of a animal that could live in a particular biome. Careful attention should be given to the adaptations the animal would need to have to survive in a specific biome.

Materials

Art paper, modeling clay, paper plates, tape, scissors, glue markers, staples, craft supplies (feathers, beads, glitter, buttons, etc.)

Procedures

  1. Students will determine which biome their animal will live in.
  2. Students will select art supplies to create their "designer animal."
  3. Students will write a description of their animal (refer to rubric).
  4. Students will give an oral report on their animal

Rubric for Written Activity

4. Handwriting is neat, makes use of correct grammar and spelling, more that two adaptations which are correct for that biome, reasons for adaptations are clear.

3. Handwriting is neat, mostly correct grammar and spelling (fewer than four errors), two adaptations which are correct for that biome, reasons for adaptations are clear.

2. Handwriting is neat, five or more errors in grammar and spelling, one adaptation which is correct for that biome, reason for adaptation is clear.

1. Handwriting is legible, many errors in grammar and spelling, no effort was made to adapt animal to a biome.

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Mission: Biomes

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