This year as our final science project in Answers in Genesis’ God’s Design for Chemistry we did a diorama of biomes . I ended up spending a lot of time on the computer and we got a lot of guidance from our science teacher. So I thought I’d save you some time and energy and provide the resources we used to complete our project.
In order to teach the children about their biome we did the following:
- First I had my kids complete the biome worksheets in God’s design for Chemistry’s 3rd book which is on ecosystems.
- This gave them a good idea of what kinds of plants & animals were in each of their ecosystems.
- We also checked out a lot of books from the library on their ecosystems. Finally t
- They read the Jean Craighead George biome book that pertained to their environment.
- We watched the Planet Earth series on their biomes.
- We discussed their biomes.
Here are the worksheets that we used
I collected ideas for dioramas and pinned them onto pinterest so I could keep track of them:
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We started with an empty shoe box
We then added some depth to our box with paper mache.
Then our co-op scienc teacher had us paint and add texture
This is a forest biome by our 4th grader
At the end we had each of the children do a small presentation of their dioramas. This added a bit of speech to the science project.
Here are some of the final projects from some other families in our co-op…
This family was extremely creative they purchased a few animals but everything else is pretty much made from clay or yard clippings & trees. It is Sibera in the winter and spring.
This child’s diorama glowed in the dark it was really cool and very creative. Again she showed her child how to make jelly fish with hot glue and he crafted most of the sea creatures from clay. His diorama is portraying the different levels of the ocean.
We will definitely do this again but not any time soon because it was a lot of work. By doing it in a co-op setting we were encouraged and pushed to finish a project we might have left undone or taken several more months to finish.Save money, time and get it done, go ahead and subscribe! Often my posts contain affiliate links. Affiliate link purchases help us to pay for this blog and for our curriculum. Thank you for using them when you are able.