Eco-Shelter Models Balance Form + Function

Seventh graders worked on a cardboard and paper model project that connected to this year's all-school theme -- ”Surviving and Thriving in the City Country Classroom.”

Each student selected a biome in which to design a realistic shelter. Students researched their biome and planned their model in two dimensions, including thought to scale, food production, weather, and ecological sustainability. From their detailed plans, they built a three-dimensional model. This project was a joint, interdisciplinary endeavor by the seventh grade art and science teachers.