First I got in touch with our local zoo and partnered with them for this project. The students were to design a zoo enclosure that would appeal to a tween audience because the average age of the a zoo goer was between 5-9 years old. The enclosure had to include two animals and come with a guide book. They could not use any animals the zoo already had. Students also needed to identify which area of the zoo the enclosure would most likely be located.
Some of the questions my students came up with that they need to know:
What are biomes?
Which biomes are already represented in the zoo?
What animals are already represented at the zoo?
What do the animals we choose eat?
What type of relationships do these animals have?
What types of plants exists were these animals live?
What is our budget?
What are tweens interested in seeing?
|Check out that interactive walk through in the middle|
|waterfalls and pandas how could you want more|
|Yeah that is a slide (with a clear bottom)|
As you can see, they worked so hard and were very engaged!!! Happy Teaching!!