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Wildlife Corridors

Wildlife Corridors


 

Third graders at Cherry Road School have been learning about what happens to animals when their habitat changes. For several weeks, the students have been scientists gathering information in various ways (games, camera traps, fossils, reading). As a final project, the students had to use the Engineering Design Process and collaborate in groups to plan a way to help salamanders get safely to a pool of water to lay their eggs. A busy road stood in the way. Groups had to work within a budget, follow certain criteria and use only available materials. Each group of children created a model of a wildlife corridor, in this case a tunnel under the road, which they felt would allow the salamanders to get to the pool safely. Pictured are Max, Charlie and Rider proudly displaying their model

 


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