In our Second Grade “Look Again” unit, students learn about various animal habitats, and how many creatures use camouflage to blend into their surroundings. The animal habitat project provides children and their families an opportunity to more deeply explore a topic that the children have been studying at school.
For this project, students choose an animal and conduct research. Student’s begin by discovering the animal’s habitat and identifying whether or not their animal uses camouflage. Once their research is complete, children use what they know about their animal’s habitat to create a miniature replica of this habitat in a shoebox! The student’s top it all off by placing the animal in its habitat. Finally, the children bring their projects to school and present them.
It is always fun to see the creativity and planning that the children put into this project!