Year 7 Homework Project Week beginning 17th June Deadline Friday 28th June Project overview • The homework project is titled ‘discover a new animal’. • Students begin by choosing a real-world habitat and analysing the feeding relationships within it. They then design their own animal, picking and explaining the adaptations that would help it to survive in their chosen habitat and food web. Task 1 • Pick one habitat from the list (or you can pick one that is not on this list) • Desert • Rainforest • English wood • Mountain • Ocean • River • Arctic • Antarctic • Using any medium (poster/Word/PowerPoint etc.) explain what animals are in your habitat and how they are interlinked. • Pick one animal and say how it is adapted to its habitat. Task 2 • Design your own animal. Describe the adaptations it has. • Make a model of your animal or draw it in detail. Extension • Describe what habitat your animal would be suited to. • Draw/Make the habitat. Success Criteria Level Objective PASS I can state what animals there are in a particular habitat. I can give an example of one animal that eats another. I can state some adaptations of a real animal. I can make a model of an imaginary animal and state some of its adaptations. MERIT I can describe the animals in a habitat, and describe the conditions in the habitat. I can give an example of a food chain and use key words to label it e.g. producer. I can describe the adaptations of a real animal. I can make a model of an imaginary animal and describe its adaptations. DISTINCTION I can explain what animals are found in a habitat and why. I can describe the physical and environmental factors in a habitat in detail. I can describe the adaptations of a real animal and explain how this gives them the best chance of survival. I can make a model of an imaginary animal and describe its adaptations and explain where it might fit into a food chain. DISTINCTION PLUS I can do all the above and describe the habitat of my imaginary animal including environmental conditions.