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Construct a Zoo

Area and Perimeter


Welcome to:______________________________(zoo name)
Name______________________ Date_____________

Area and Perimeter Reference Sheet

Area Perimeter
Length = 9

Width = 6 Width = 6
Width = 6 units

Length = 9 units Length = 9

Area is the number of Perimeter is the distance


square units needed to around the outside of a
cover the surface of a shape.
two-dimensional shape.
Perimeter of a rectangle = length + width + length + width
Area of a rectangle = length x width

The area of the rectangle shown above is: The perimeter of the rectangle shown above is:
6 X 9 = 54 square units 9 + 6 + 9 + 6 = 30 units
Suggestions for Using the Example Zoo
(IMPORTANT)

Certainly, it is recommended to show the Example Zoo when


introducing the project requirements to your students. You
may want to review area and perimeter by discussing the
dimensions made visible on the Example Zoo. In addition, you
can verbally walk your students through the area and
perimeter task pages while using the Example Zoo as a guide.
However, students should not be given a copy of the
Example Zoo while they are completing their project, as all of
the answers would then be provided to the students and
this would defeat the purpose of their assignment .
EXAMPLE ZOO
Welcome to:______________________________(zoo name)
Animal Exhibits and Zoo Features Icons
Cut and Paste

These are your animal These are the icons


icons to cut out and for your other zoo
glue onto the center of features. Cut out
your rectangular zoo these icons and glue
exhibits. them onto the center
of each rectangle.
Zoo Animals and Zoo Features Key

Bear Tiger Rhinoceros Zoo


Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit Entrance

Jaguar Giraffe Walrus Popcorn


Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit Vendor

Panda Lion Hippo Hotdog


Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit Vendor

Snake Penguin Ostrich Ice Cream


Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit Vendor

Elephant Turtle Seal Souvenir


Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit Shop
Koala Gorilla Zebra Restroom
Exhibit Exhibit Exhibit #1

Parrot Monkey Fountain Restroom


Exhibit Exhibit #2
Name__________________
Your Task!
Congratulations! You have been asked by your citys
mayor to design a new zoo for your community! The mayor
has given you specific building requirements to follow.
Good luck in completing this task! Zoo
Your zoo must include:
A creative name
A park entrance
14 animal exhibits of your choice
3 food vendors
A fountain
Walkways connecting all of the exhibits and zoo features
A souvenir shop
2 restroom buildings
Luscious green grass covering any unused space throughout
the zoo

The specific dimensions for the animal exhibits and zoo


features can be found on the next pages!
Level 1
Zoo Features AREA Dimensions
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area dimensions (length x width)
when constructing your zoo features:

Park Entrance: 3 x 3 = ___ square units

Souvenir Shop: 3 x 6 = ___ square units

Ice Cream Vendor: 3 x 4 = ___ square units

Hot Dog Vendor: 3 x 5 = ___ square units

Popcorn Vendor: 3 x 4 = ___ square units

Restroom # 1: 3 x 7 = ___ square units

Restroom # 2: 3 x 6 = ___ square units

Fountain: 7 x 8 = ___ square units


Level 1
PERIMETER of Zoo Features
The Mayor has also asked you to find the perimeter of each zoo feature.
Measure all four sides of each rectangular figure you drew on your grid
paper to find the perimeter of each zoo feature listed below.

Park Entrance: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Souvenir Shop: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Ice Cream Vendor: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Hot Dog Vendor: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Popcorn Vendor: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Restroom # 1: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Restroom # 2: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units

Fountain: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units


Level 1
Zoo Features AREA Dimensions

ANSWER KEY
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area dimensions
when constructing your zoo features:
(length x width)

Park Entrance: 3 x 3 = ___


9 square units

Souvenir Shop: 3 x 6 = ___


18 square units

Ice Cream Vendor: 3 x 4 = ___


12 square units

Hot Dog Vendor: 3 x 5 = ___


15 square units

Popcorn Vendor: 3 x 4 = ___


12 square units

Restroom # 1: 3 x 7 = ___
21 square units

Restroom # 2: 3 x 6 = ___
18 square units

Fountain: 7 x 8 = ___
56 square units
Level 1
PERIMETER of Zoo Features

ANSWER KEY
The Mayor has also asked you to find the perimeter of each zoo feature.
Measure all four sides of each rectangular figure you drew on your grid
paper to find the perimeter of each zoo feature listed below.

Park Entrance: ___


3 + ___
3 + ___
3 + ___
3 = ___
12 units

Souvenir Shop: ___


3 + ___
6 + ___
3 + ___
6 = ___
18 units

Ice Cream Vendor: ___


3 + ___
4 + ___
3 + ___
4 = ___
14 units

Hot Dog Vendor: ___


3 + ___
5 + ___
3 + ___
5 = ___
16 units

Popcorn Vendor: ___


3 + ___
4 + ___
3 + ___
4 = ___
14 units

Restroom # 1: ___
3 + ___
7 + ___
3 + ___
7 = ___
20 units

Restroom # 2: ___
3 + ___
6 + ___
3 + ___
6 = ___
18 units

Fountain: ___
7 + ___
8 + ___
7 + ___
8 = ___
30 units
Level 1
Animal Exhibits AREA Dimensions
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area dimensions when constructing
your animal exhibits. Select an animal for each exhibit, design the exhibits on your
grid paper, and record the total area of each animal exhibit below using square
units. (Rectangular Dimensions) (Total Area)
(Animal Name)

Exhibit #1 ______________: 3 x 3 square units = ___ square units


Exhibit #2 ______________: 3 x 5 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #3 ______________: 3 x 6 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #4 ______________: 3 x 8 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #5 ______________: 3 x 15 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #6 ______________: 3 x 16 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #7 ______________: 4 x 8 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #8 ______________: 5 x 5 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #9 ______________: 5 x 7 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #10 ______________: 5 x 10 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #11 ______________: 7 x 6 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #12 ______________: 8 x 3 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #13 ______________: 8 x 5 square units = ___ square units
Exhibit #14 ______________: 9 x 3 square units = ___ square units
Level 1
Animal Exhibits PERIMETER Dimensions
The Mayor has also asked you to find the perimeter of each animal exhibit. Add
together all four sides of each rectangular animal exhibit to find the perimeters.

(Animal Name) (Four Side Lengths of Rectangle) (Perimeter)

Exhibit #1 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units


Exhibit #2 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #3 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #4 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #5 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #6 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #7 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #8 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #9 ______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #10______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #11______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #12______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #13______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Exhibit #14______________: ___ + ___ + ___ + ___ = ___ units
Level 1
Animal Exhibits AREA Dimensions

units.
ANSWER KEY
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area dimensions when constructing
your animal exhibits. Select an animal for each exhibit, design the exhibits on your
grid paper, and record the total area of each animal exhibit below using square
(Animal Name) (Rectangular Dimensions) (Total Area)

Exhibit #1 ______________: 3 x 3 square units = ___


9 square units
Exhibit #2 ______________: 3 x 5 square units = ___
15 square units
Exhibit #3 ______________: 3 x 6 square units = ___
18 square units

Generated
Exhibit #4 ______________: 3 x 8 square units = ___
24 square units
Student
Exhibit #5 ______________: 3 x 15 square units = ___
45 square units
Exhibit #6 ______________: 3 x 16 square units = ___
48 square units
Exhibit #7 ______________: 4 x 8 square units = ___
32 square units
Exhibit #8 ______________: 5 x 5 square units = 25
___ square units
Exhibit #9 ______________: 5 x 7 square units = ___
35 square units
Exhibit #10 ______________: 5 x 10 square units = 50
___ square units
Exhibit #11 ______________: 7 x 6 square units = ___
42 square units
Exhibit #12 ______________: 8 x 3 square units = ___
24 square units
Exhibit #13 ______________: 8 x 5 square units = ___
40 square units
Exhibit #14 ______________: 9 x 3 square units = ___
27 square units
Level 1
Animal Exhibits PERIMETER Dimensions

ANSWER KEY
The Mayor has also asked you to find the perimeter of each animal exhibit. Add
together all four sides of each rectangular animal exhibit to find the perimeters.

(Animal Name) (Four Side Lengths of Rectangle) (Perimeter)

Exhibit #1 ______________: ___


3 + ___
3 + ___
3 + ___
3 = ___
12 units
Exhibit #2 ______________: ___
3 + ___
5 + ___
3 + ___5 = ___
16 units
Exhibit #3 ______________: ___
3 + ___
6 + ___
3 + ___
6 = ___
18 units

Generated
Exhibit #4 ______________: ___
3 + ___
8 + ___
3 + ___
8 = ___
22 units
Student
Exhibit #5 ______________: ___
3 + ___
15 + ___
3 + ___
15 = ___
36 units
Exhibit #6 ______________: ___
3 + ___
16 + ___
3 + ___
16 = ___
38 units
Exhibit #7 ______________: ___
4 + ___
8 + ___
4 + ___
8 = ___
24 units
Exhibit #8 ______________: ___
5 + ___
5 + ___
5 + ___
5 = ___
20 units
Exhibit #9 ______________: ___
5 + ___
7 + ___
5 + ___
7 = ___
24 units
Exhibit #10______________: ___
5 + ___
10 + ___
5 + ___
10 = ___
30 units
Exhibit #11______________: ___
7 + ___
6 + ___
7 + ___6 = ___
26 units
Exhibit #12______________: ___
8 + ___
3 + ___
8 + ___
3 = ___
22 units
Exhibit #13______________: ___
8 + ___
5 + ___
8 + ___
5 = ___
26 units
Exhibit #14______________: ___
9 + ___
3 + ___
9 + ___3 = ___
24 units
Name____________________________
I can answer questions using my zoo construction project. Level 1

1. What is the area of the park entrance and souvenir shop combined?

( __ X __) + ( __ X __) = ___ square units


Area of park Area of Total combined
entrance souvenir shop area

2. What is the difference in area of the ______________ animal exhibit


and the ____________ animal exhibit?

___ - ___ = ___ square units

3. What is the area of the ___________ animal exhibit and the


__________ animal exhibit combined?
Zoo ( __ X __) + ( __ X __) = ___ square units
Animal exhibit Animal exhibit
choice #1 choice #2

*Bonus! Create your own question on the


reverse side and then provide the answer to
your question. Be sure to show your work!
ANSWER KEY
Name____________________________
I can answer questions using my zoo construction project.

1. What is the area of the park entrance and souvenir shop combined?
Level 1

( __
3 X __)
3 + ( __
3 X __)
6 = ___
27 square units
Area of park Area of Total combined
entrance souvenir shop area

2. What is the difference in area of the ______________


student generated
animal exhibit
and the ____________ animal exhibit?
student generated

student generated
___ - ___ = ___ square units

3. What is the area of the ___________ animal exhibit and the


student generated

__________
student generated
animal exhibit combined?
student generated
Zoo ( __ X __) + ( __ X __) = ___ square units
Animal exhibit Animal exhibit
choice #1 choice #2

*Bonus! Create your own question on the


reverse side and then provide the answer to
your question. Be sure to show your work!
Zoo Features AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions Level 2
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area and perimeter dimensions when
constructing your zoo features. Find the lengths and widths of each rectangle, draw
each rectangle on your grid paper and complete the number sentences below.

Park Entrance: an area of 9 square units and a perimeter of 12 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 9 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 12 units

Souvenir Shop: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 18 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 18 units

Ice Cream Vendor: an area of 12 square units and a perimeter of 14 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 12 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 14 units

Hot Dog Vendor: an area of 15 square units and a perimeter of 16 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 15 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 16 units

Popcorn Vendor: an area of 12 square units and a perimeter of 14 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 12 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 14 units

Restroom # 1: an area of 21 square units and a perimeter of 20 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 21 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 20 units

Restroom # 2: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 18 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 18 units

Fountain: an area of 56 square units and a perimeter of 30 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 56 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 30 units
Zoo Features AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions Level 2

ANSWER KEY
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area and perimeter dimensions when
constructing your zoo features. Find the lengths and widths of each rectangle, draw
each rectangle on your grid paper and complete the number sentences below.

Park Entrance: an area of 9 square units and a perimeter of 12 units.


Area: ___
3 x ___
3 = 9 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __
3 + __
3 + __
3 = 12 units

Souvenir Shop: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.


3 x ___
Area: ___ 3 + __
6 = 18 square units Perimeter: __ 6 + __ 6 = 18 units
3 + __

Ice Cream Vendor: an area of 12 square units and a perimeter of 14 units.


Area: ___
3 x ___
4 = 12 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __
4 + __
3 + __
4 = 14 units

Hot Dog Vendor: an area of 15 square units and a perimeter of 16 units.


Area: ___
3 x ___
5 = 15 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __
5 + __
3 + __
5 = 16 units

Popcorn Vendor: an area of 12 square units and a perimeter of 14 units.


Area: ___
3 x ___ 3 + __
4 = 12 square units Perimeter: __ 4 + __ 4 = 14 units
3 + __

Restroom # 1: an area of 21 square units and a perimeter of 20 units.


3 x ___
Area: ___ 3 + __
7 = 21 square units Perimeter: __ 7 + __ 7 = 20 units
3 + __

Restroom # 2: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.


Area: ___
3 x ___ 3 + __
6 = 18 square units Perimeter: __ 6 + __ 6 = 18 units
3 + __

Fountain: 7 x 8 = an area of 56 square units and a perimeter of 30 units.


7 x ___
Area: ___ 7 + __
8 = 56 square units Perimeter: __ 8 + __ 8 = 30 units
7 + __
Animal Exhibits AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions Level 2

The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area and perimeter dimensions when
constructing your animal exhibits. Find the lengths and widths of each rectangle,
draw each rectangle on your grid paper and complete the number sentences below.

(Animal Name) (Area of Rectangle) (Perimeter of Rectangle)

Exhibit #1 ______________: an area of 9 square units and a perimeter of 12 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 9 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 12 units

Exhibit #2 ______________: an area of 15 square units and a perimeter of 16 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 15 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 16 units

Exhibit #3 ______________: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 18 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 18 units

Exhibit #4 ______________: an area of 24 square units and a perimeter of 22 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 24 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 22 units

Exhibit #5 ______________: an area of 45 square units and a perimeter of 36 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 45 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 36 units

Exhibit #6 ______________: an area of 48 square units and a perimeter of 38 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 48 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 38 units
Level 2
Animal Exhibits AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions
(Animal Name) (Area of Rectangle) (Perimeter of Rectangle)

Exhibit #7 ______________: an area of 32 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 32 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 24 units

Exhibit #8 ______________: an area of 25 square units and a perimeter of 20 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 25 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 20 units

Exhibit #9 ______________: an area of 35 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 35 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 24 units

Exhibit #10 ______________: an area of 50 square units and a perimeter of 30 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 50 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 30 units

Exhibit #11 ______________: an area of 42 square units and a perimeter of 26 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 42 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 26 units

Exhibit #12 ______________: an area of 24 square units and a perimeter of 22 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 24 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 22 units

Exhibit #13 ______________: an area of 40 square units and a perimeter of 26 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 40 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 26 units

Exhibit #14 ______________: an area of 27 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.


Area: ___ x ___ = 27 square units Perimeter: __ + __ + __ + __ = 24 units
Animal Exhibits AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions Level 2

ANSWER KEY
The Mayor is requiring you to use the following area and perimeter dimensions when
constructing your animal exhibits. Find the lengths and widths of each rectangle,
draw each rectangle on your grid paper and complete the number sentences below.

(Animal Name) (Area of Rectangle) (Perimeter of Rectangle)

Exhibit #1 ______________: an area of 9 square units and a perimeter of 12 units.


3 x ___
Area: ___ 3 = 9 square units 3 + __
Perimeter: __ 3 + __
3 + __ 3 = 12 units
Exhibit #2 ______________: an area of 15 square units and a perimeter of 16 units.
3 x ___
Area: ___ 5 = 15 square units Perimeter: __3 + __5 + __3+ __
5 = 16 units
Exhibit #3 ______________: an area of 18 square units and a perimeter of 18 units.
3 x ___
Area: ___ 6 = 18 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __
6 + __3 + __
6 = 18 units
Exhibit #4 ______________: an area of 24 square units and a perimeter of 22 units.
3 x ___
Area: ___ 8 = 24 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __ 3 + __
8 + __ 8 = 22 units
Exhibit #5 ______________: an area of 45 square units and a perimeter of 36 units.
3 x ___
Area: ___ 15 = 45 square units Perimeter: __
3 + 15 3 + 15
__ + __ __ = 36 units

Exhibit #6 ______________: an area of 48 square units and a perimeter of 38 units.


3 x ___
Area: ___ 16 = 48 square units Perimeter: __
3 + __
16 + __3 +16
__ = 38 units
ANSWER KEY
Level 2
Animal Exhibits AREA and PERIMETER Dimensions
(Animal Name) (Area of Rectangle) (Perimeter of Rectangle)

Exhibit #7 ______________: an area of 32 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.


4 x ___
Area: ___ 8 = 32 square units Perimeter: __
4 + __
8 + __4 + __
8 = 24 units
Exhibit #8 ______________: an area of 25 square units and a perimeter of 20 units.
5 x ___
Area: ___ 5 = 25 square units Perimeter: __5 + __5+ __5+ __5 = 20 units
Exhibit #9 ______________: an area of 35 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.
5 x ___
Area: ___ 7 = 35 square units Perimeter: __
5 + __ 5 + __
7 + __ 7 = 24 units
Exhibit #10 ______________: an area of 50 square units and a perimeter of 30 units.
5 x ___
Area: ___ 10 = 50 square units Perimeter: __
5 + 10 5 +10
__ + __ __ = 30 units

Exhibit #11 ______________: an area of 42 square units and a perimeter of 26 units.


7 x ___
Area: ___ 6 = 42 square units Perimeter: __
7 + __
6 + __7 + __
6 = 26 units
Exhibit #12 ______________: an area of 24 square units and a perimeter of 22 units.
8 x ___
Area: ___ 3 = 24 square units Perimeter: __
8 + __
3 + __8 + __
3 = 22 units
Exhibit #13 ______________: an area of 40 square units and a perimeter of 26 units.
8 x ___
Area: ___ 5 = 40 square units Perimeter: __
8 + __ 8 + __
5 + __ 5 = 26 units
Exhibit #14 ______________: an area of 27 square units and a perimeter of 24 units.
9 x ___
Area: ___ 3 = 27 square units Perimeter: __
9 + __ 9 + __
3 + __ 3 = 24 units
Name____________________________
I can answer questions using my zoo construction project. Level 2

1. What is the area of the park entrance, souvenir shop, and hotdog
vendor combined?
( __ X __) + ( __ X __) + ( __ X __) = ___ square units
Area of park Area of Area of hotdog Total combined
entrance souvenir shop vendor area

2. Which has a larger area, the two restrooms combined or the fountain?
Show your work using numbers and words.

Choose animal exhibit names from your zoo to write on the lines. Then, answer the question.
3. Which two animal exhibits have a larger combined area, the ____________
and ______________ animal exhibits or the ________________ and
Zoo __________________ animal exhibits?

*Bonus! Create your own question on the


reverse side and then provide the answer to
your question. Be sure to show your work!
ANSWER KEY
Name____________________________
I can answer questions using my zoo construction project.

1. What is the area of the park entrance, souvenir shop, and hotdog
Level 2

vendor combined?
( __
3 X3 __) + ( __
3 X __)
6 +(3 __ X __)
5 = ___
42 square units
Area of park Area of Area of hotdog Total combined
entrance souvenir shop vendor area

2. Which has a larger area, the two restrooms combined or the fountain?
Show your work using numbers and words.
( __
3 X __)
7 + ( __
Area of
3 X __)
restroom #1
6 = __
39
Area of
restroom #2
< __
7 X __
8 = __
56
Area of
fountain
Choose animal exhibit names from your zoo to write on the lines. Then, answer the question.
3. Which two animal exhibits have a larger combined area, the ____________ student generated

and ______________
student generated animal exhibits or the ________________
student generated and
Zoo __________________
student generated
animal exhibits?

*Bonus! Create your own question on the


reverse side and then provide the answer to
your question. Be sure to show your work!
Differentiation Strategies
For Teachers
You may decide to have students draw each rectangle on the
grid paper provided, color it, glue the icon in the center, and
cut it out. Then students can manipulate their rectangles on
a new sheet of grid paper. Students can glue their rectangles
onto their new grid paper once they have found the best
position for all of their rectangles.

You may also decide to let your students manipulate square


math tiles in order to find the lengths and widths of the
rectangles prior to drawing them on their grid paper. This may
be particularly helpful for those students completing the level
2 area and perimeter activities.
Name________________________ Date____________
Construct a Zoo (Area and Perimeter) Self Evaluation
Directions: Circle one of the faces for each row going across. Then, total up the points
according to the columns.

I gave myself a total of ____ out of 15 points for this area and perimeter
project. *Please provide any comments or feedback on the reverse side of this form.
Name________________________ Date____________
Construct a Zoo (Area and Perimeter) Teacher Evaluation
Directions: Circle one of the faces for each row going across. Then, total up the points
according to the columns.

You have received a total of ____ out of 15 points for this area and perimeter
project.
*Please comments / feedback on the reverse side of this form.
Name__________________________ Date_____________

ZOO WRITING TASK

Your next task is to choose an animal from your zoo to


research and design an information sign to be posted at the
animals exhibit. As you research the animal, take notes on the
note-taking sheet provided. Then, use your notes to create an
eye-catching and informative sign that will teach zoo visitors about
the animal you have chosen to write about! Be creative, thorough,
and accurate in your design and writing.
Name__________________________ Date_____________
Animal Research
Where does this animal live? What does this animal look like?
Describe its habitat. Note-taking Describe this animals body.
_______________________ Sheet ________________________
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______________________ Animal: ______________________
__________

What does this animal eat? How does this animal grow
Describe its diet. and change?
_______________________ Describe its life cycle.
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ _______________________
_______________________ *Record the title of _______________________
books and/or the
_______________________ _______________________
website addresses you
_______________________ used to conduct your _______________________
______________________ research on the back ______________________
of your note-taking
sheet.
Name__________________________ Date_____________

WRITING Prompt Level 1

Using your note-taking sheet, write an informative


paragraph telling about the animal you researched. In your
paragraph, be sure to include:

a two-finger indent
a topic sentence (introducing the animal).
interesting facts about the animals habitat, body features,
diet, and life cycle.
transition words (see reference sheet).
correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
an exciting ending (conclusion).
Name__________________________ Date_____________

WRITING Prompt Level 2

Using your note-taking sheet, write an informative four-


paragraph essay telling about the animal you researched. In your
essay, be sure to include:

a two-finger indent at the beginning of each new paragraph


a paragraph introducing the animal and telling about its habitat.
a paragraph explaining all about the animals body features.
a paragraph telling about what the animal eats.
a paragraph explaining how the animal grows and changes over
time.
transition words (see reference sheet).
correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
an exciting ending (conclusion).
Name__________________________ Date_____________

Transition Words Reference Sheet


Transition words are phrases that can be used to show the connection
between the main idea of a paragraph and the supporting details. Be sure to use
transition words only when its use makes sense with your writing.

Here are just a few examples of transition words you may


decide to incorporate into your writing.

Also For example


In addition For instance
Furthermore In particular
Additionally Particularly

*Feel free to add to this list if you can think of more transition words you would
like to use in your writing!
Bear
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Fun Fact! _______________________________
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Color where this animal lives on the _______________________________
world map. _______________________________
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Elephant
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Fun Fact! _______________________________
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Color where this animal lives on the _______________________________
world map. _______________________________
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Animal Exhibit Information Sign Writing Rubric Level 1
Directions: Read each statement in the first row going across and score your work accurately by circle the
correct smiley face in each column. Then, add up the points accordingly to receive a final score.

Student
Self-Reflection
Name____________________ Date_______________
Animal Exhibit Information Sign Writing Rubric Level 1
Directions: Read each statement in the first row going across and score students work by circling a smiley
face in each column. Then, add up the points accordingly to provide a final score.

Teacher
Evaluation
Name____________________ Date_______________
Animal Exhibit Information Sign Writing Rubric Level 2
Directions: Read each statement in the first row going across and score your work accurately by circle the
correct smiley face in each column. Then, add up the points accordingly to receive a final score.

Student
Self-Reflection
Name____________________ Date_______________
Animal Exhibit Information Sign Writing Rubric Level 2
Directions: Read each statement in the first row going across and score students work by circling a smiley
face in each column. Then, add up the points accordingly to provide a final score.

Teacher
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