Desert Scene Pop-Up Card
Create fun habitat pop-up cards.
As students discuss energy needs of living things, they realize that all organisms in an environment interact with each other either directly or indirectly through a network of food chains known as a food web. Students review the roles of producers, consumers and decomposers and the order of energy flow within an ecosystem. Further exploration of various order consumers and classification as herbivore, carnivore or omnivore demonstrates the diversity of living things. Such knowledge prepares students for analysis of ecosystems and determination of existing food webs in a given area.
Use the Coyote, Cactus and Roadrunner to create a diorama of a desert habitat.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Crayons or Pens, Glue, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Pop-Up Card from selected sheets of cardstock or construction paper. Layer and adhere to add color for the sky and ground. Highlight the sky with white crayon or chalk for clouds.
- Die-cut the Coyote, Cactus and Roadrunner from several sheets of cardstock or construction paper. Highlight with colored pencils or crayons.
- Fold the Pop-Up Card along perforations, so that the tabs fold inward when the card is closed.
- Adhere a Cactus and Roadrunner to the background.
- Adhere a Coyote to one tab and a Cactus to the other.
- Create a title, mat and adhere to the inside of the Card (see Main Photo).
Science: Life Science
- As a result of activities in Grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of behavior, populations in ecosystems and adaptations of organisms.
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
5-8 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- Students use subjects, themes and symbols that demonstrate knowledge of contexts, values and aesthetics that communicate intended meaning in artworks