Great Ideas: Marine Ecosystem Project

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.

—Andrea Hemphill, science teacher, St. Martha Catholic School at Bishop Nevins Academy, Sarasota, FL