Zoo Project with GMS grade 6

I had a great time discovering what 6th graders were learning about in class today — animals and habitats. Students were on their way with creating a virtual zoo. This G21 projects will challenge students to build an appropriate dwelling for animals based on their needs. Ms. Kass’s students are also learning how to build 3D structures using Google Sketchup with the help of Ms. Cantor. They’re demonstrate their understanding through the creation of a 3D model.


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I was impressed with every student’s engagement with the beginning lesson today. I can’t wait to see the students’ zoo dwellings when they are done! If you haven’t ever played with Sketchup, you can download it free on a home computer from here. While it is a tool used by professional architects, it’s easy enough to get started for tinkering too!