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Edible Habitats & Plant Life

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2014 Elementary Project Contest Winning Submission

Submitted by: Kim G.

Project Title:

Edible Habitats & Plant Life

Project Description:

Students will build an edible model to showcase the different types of landforms and animal habitats.

Materials:

Swamplands:

  • Premade Pie Crust – landform
  • Chocolate Pudding – water
  • Pretzel Sticks – sawgrass
  • Chocolate Chips – alligators
  • Butterscotch Chips – crocodiles
  • Chocolate Raisins – Spoonbill birds
  • Sugar Waffle Cookies – Great Blue Heron birds
  • Marshmallows – tropical plants

Mountains:

  • Premade Pie Crust – landform
  • Ice Cream Cone – crust of Earth
  • Green Icing – plant life
  • Jelly Beans – rocks
  • Crushed Oreos – sediment dust
  • Pretzel Sticks – tree trunks
  • Marshmallows – wildflowers
  • Chocolate Chips – bears
  • Butterscotch Chips – coyotes
  • Twizzlers – snakes

Grasslands:

  • Premade Pie Crust – landform
  • Vanilla Pudding With Green Food Coloring – grass
  • Peanut Butter Cups – Buffalo
  • Chocolate Chips – groundhogs
  • Jelly Beans – rabbits
  • Malt Balls – crows
  • Rainbow Nerds – wildflowers

Woodlands:

  • Premade Pie Crust – landform
  • Vanilla Pudding With Green Food Coloring – grass
  • Pretzel Sticks – trees
  • Chocolate Chips – birds
  • Mini Snickers – squirrels
  • Twizzlers – snakes
  • Rainbow Nerds – wildflowers
  • Peanut Butter Cups – bears

Experimental Procedure:

Student will receive the items to make one edible model to showcase their understanding of the selected habitat. Once student has created their edible model, they will explain the different elements of the habitat including landform, animals and plant life.

 

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