As we near the end of our animal research it is time to start collecting items that you will use to showcase your learning. Next week we will be building a habitat for our animals. This is called a diorama…
“A diorama is a 3-dimensional scene created to illustrate an academic subject, a plot of a story, or an event in history.”
In order to do that you are going to need some specialized materials. Each person will need different materials based on the specific habitat of your animal. Over the next week, as you explore the outdoors, and your junk/craft drawer indoors, keep in mind what you need to include in a habitat for your animal.
Some questions o get yourself started:
How can I show what I have learned about my animal?
What will I build my habitat in?
What can I use to add a background–and what does my background need?
How will I create my animal?
Will I include predators of my animal?
A list of possible materials:
- shoe box (or other small box)
- small rocks
- pom poms
- pipe cleaners
- fun foam
- coloured paper (construction)
- googly eyes
- white glue
- play dough or plasticine
- cotton balls
- acrylic paints
I’ve included a few samples for you to look at below: