Marine Ecosystem Project
During our marine ecosystem studies, I have an interdisciplinary project between art, science, and language arts. Seventh- grade students are each assigned an organism from a marine ecosystem of which they create a 3D scale model. They paint their organism in art class and then each write a fictional story based on facts about the organism in language arts. The models are then hung on a
wall or from the ceiling with a fabulous background created in art class. Each organism is tagged with its genus, species, common name, and common ecosystem.