Updated: Jul 1, 2022
In Grade 2, students learn how ecosystems work, and the notion that living things impact the environment, and the environment affects living things. Ms. Mackin’s class spent a week in the Studio creating animal habitat exhibits that tell an ecosystem story. They built animals from clay, and added handmade and natural materials to complete a habitat scene. We also discussed how natural history museums often include multi-sensory experiences in their exhibit designs to reach audiences of all abilities. To add another sensory dimension to their habitats, the students recorded their information on a button that spectators could press to hear a descriptive narrative. They also illuminated their displays with LED light strands! Their magnificent habitats were put on display for the school to enjoy, and hopefully everyone learned some cool animal facts!