Get your students writing about science with this complete butterfly life cycle unit. Kids get up close and hands-on with the learning labs, mini lessons, literacy centers, and math integration. Includes a 2 week lesson plan, assessment and culminating foldable butterfly booklet / lapbook for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.
Animal Reports - A Lapbook for Animal Research & Informational Writing
I like the idea of 3-D, physical and visual representations of habitats. Creating this kind of rainforest diorama would take a lot of investigation and trial and error to make it work. I think this would require critical thinking and many cross-content skills to construct.