As a culminating project for our Life Science Unit students will complete an insect report an diorama to display at Nordstrom’s Open House.
In class we have been studying different kinds of insects. We have done research and written rough drafts about a specific insect. We have also learned to read non-fiction books and the writing process. Now, your child will use the skills gained in class to complete this project.
At home students will write their final copy of the report they created in class. Reports must be written neatly or students may type the reports if they prefer. The work must be completed by the student. Parents should check that students are using their rough draft to complete the final copy. As they work, they must incorporate all corrections and additions from their rough draft. The final product should not vary much from what they already completed in class.
A diorama is a scene made in a box turned on its side. The background is drawn, painted, or pasted inside the box. People, animals, or scenery stand up in front of the background. Make sure to include a foreground, middle ground, and a background. Insect dioramas should include the animals life cycle.