Design of a Reindeer Habitat for an Indiana Zoo

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What would Rudolph ask for in his ideal home? Pupils analyze the characteristics of the reindeer to create their perfect zoo habitats. A STEM lesson focuses on the design of the habitat while factoring constraints such as space, diet, and mating needs.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate by providing varying levels of vocabulary and mathematical support
  • Invite a zoologist to speak about the habitat design at a local zoo
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects proficiency with ratio and proportions
Pros

  • Emphasizes key scientific vocabulary
  • Uses common materials that are easy to access
Cons

  • None
Common Core