How can we design an animal sanctuary to help an endangered animal?
Due to a variety of ways that humans have negatively impacted the natural environment, many plant and animal species continue to become endangered and move towards extinction. Set your kindergarteners on a mission to help shelter an endangered species by creating an animal sanctuary for an animal in need. Students will create a physical model of an animal sanctuary (diorama) for an endangered animal while studying what that animal needs from its habitat in order to survive and thrive. Students will also study the ways that humans can create problems or help solve problems in the world around them This unit focuses on the NGSS Performance Expectations Bundle for Kindergarten Life Science (K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3).
Supports: Animals 2 x 2 kit (no more critters)