Create an Invertebrate

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What better way for young biologists to learn about invertebrates than by creating their very own? Here, students are assigned a set of invertebrate characteristics and are asked to invent an imaginary ocean animal and a separate organism that has a symbiotic relationship with it, creating labeled drawings of each.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer this as a final project during a life science unit on invertebrates
  • Allow students the option of creating physical models of their invertebrates rather than drawings
  • Have a gallery walk with the class's finished work, having students leave positive feedback about each others' work on sticky notes
Classroom Considerations

  • This project can be completed in-class, at home, or a combination of the two; whatever best fits your class schedule
Pros

  • Includes a teacher example that demonstrates the final product students will be creating
  • A teacher's guide is included that offers definitions of key vocabulary and a list of necessary materials
Cons

  • None