This environmental changes science writing project will engage your students as they choose from five natural disasters to research! Keep your upper elementary writing students organized with printable graphic organizers that guide them to write detailed paragraphs describing environmental changes caused by a disaster. Students will illustrate the ecosystem before and after the natural disaster occurred using the printable final project pages.
This no prep, fully editable, Common Core Aligned, cross curricular project is perfect for engaging your students in learning more about how natural disasters affect ecosystems.
Students will need access to Google Slides and YouTube to use this resource. All videos are linked directly to YouTube.
This Project Includes:
↠ Google Slide with a compiled list of specific resources including news articles, videos, and more
↠ Research graphic organizer with specific questions related to the effects of natural disasters on ecosystems, abiotic factors, biotic factors, and ecosystem identification
↠ Before and after final product pages with space for student art and descriptive paragraphs
↠ Student checklist and rubric
All of these components are fully editable.
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This resource is great for:
✓ Ecosystems Unit
✓ Natural Disasters Unit
✓ Weather Unit
✓ Science Centers
✓ Computer Lab or Technology Class
✓ Cross-Curricular Projects