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Y9 3D Ecosystems


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This is your big 3D homework that is due in the week starting January 11th.

You are going to create a 3D shoe box sized ecosystem model.

It can be any of the ecosystems we have discussed (rainforest, hot desert, polar, tundra, savannah, temperate grassland, deciduous forest, coniferous forest, Mediterranean or mountain). Lesson 2 Ecosystem carousel

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Your ecosystem should

1.  Be created by you, or you and up to two friends (3 is the MAXIMUM group size)

2.  Be shoe box sized – any bigger and I won’t have space to display them

3.  Look like your chosen ecosystem.  Its up to you how you do this.

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Your ecosystem must include (at least)

a.  One real animal/insect/bird and a description of how they are adapted to their environment

b.  One plant/tree/fungus and a description of how they area adapted to their environment

c.  One species (bird/animal/reptile/plant/tree/mould etc.) that you have created and a description of how it is adapted to its environment

Its also a good idea to mention

* which ecosystem it is

* where it is found

* what its like (weather etc)


These are due in a week after half term (10-14th November).

DO NOT just leave them on my desk.  If your name isn’t on it you won’t get any credit for it.


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12 Comments to

“Y9 3D Ecosystems”

  1. Avatar December 24th, 2015 at 3:18 pm Aisha Ahmed Says:

    Can we make a cake for the Eco system homework

  2. Avatar January 8th, 2016 at 6:27 pm SianQuinn Says:

    Yep, just make sure it’s labelled with info about the real plant and animal, the created species and the ecosystem itself 🙂

  3. Avatar December 24th, 2015 at 3:19 pm Aisha Ahmed Says:

    It will still have information on it

  4. Avatar January 8th, 2016 at 6:19 pm rimsha Says:

    what do we have to write in the introduction like what does the introduction have say

  5. Avatar January 8th, 2016 at 6:28 pm SianQuinn Says:

    You need to set the scene. Where is the Amazon, how big is it, how fast is it being cut down? What is it like etc? It would be good to include a map or graph that you describe 🙂

  6. Avatar January 10th, 2016 at 4:37 pm Laura Says:

    Was there a powerpoint about the eco-systems?

  7. Avatar January 10th, 2016 at 9:28 pm SianQuinn Says:

    Hi Laura

    There was but I didn’t post it- I will do tomorrow. Is your lesson tomorrow or Wednesday? I think it’s Wednesday, fingers crossed 🙂

  8. Avatar January 10th, 2016 at 7:10 pm Breebs Says:

    Neebs and I are doing the polar ecosystem and some websites say “The animals in Antarctica live on a very carnivorous diet. There are no plants growing on the frozen Antarctic surface so animals must eat other animals in order to survive.” and were not sure whether we should do red algae as a plant

  9. Avatar January 10th, 2016 at 9:27 pm SianQuinn Says:

    Hi ‘breeds’

    Yes red algae sounds like a great, interesting plant
    Nice researching. 🙂

  10. Avatar October 17th, 2017 at 4:37 pm HA Says:

    Hi ms Quinn!
    Do we have to make an ecosystem 3D project over the half term? A couple of people in my class told me we had to but most did not know about it. Please let me know as soon as you can as I’d like to get started right away.

  11. Avatar October 19th, 2017 at 5:13 am SianQuinn Says:

    Yes you do

    I’m not in school today so I’ll miss your lesson but I’ll ask mr downie to tell you about it and I’ll pop into your form tomorrow to explain a bit more

  12. Avatar October 19th, 2017 at 3:36 pm HA Says:

    Ok thank you Ms Quinn!

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