Thursday, January 31, 2019

Junior Zookeepers - Pre-Kindergarten Project-Based Learning

This video describes a PBL project that I did with junior kindergarten students who took on the role of zookeepers. Enjoy!

Thank you to Becca Goess and Gene MacLachlan for collaborating with me. Photos from Becca Goess

Get your hands on the "Design Thinking in the Classroom" book here:

2016 Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
LS2. Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
PreK-LS2-1 Use evidence from animals and plants to define several characteristics of living things that distinguish them from nonliving things
PreK-LS2-2 Using evidence from the local environment explain how familiar plants and animals meet their needs (water, food, air, shelter, light
PreK-LS2-3 Give examples from the local environment of how animals and plants are dependent on one another to meet their basic needs.

Music from
Intro Song - "Toy Town 1" by Björn Skogsberg
Background Song - "Leaving Me Naked " by Frigga


Lion: Photo by Lemuel Butler on Unsplash
Elephant: Photo by AJ Robbie on Unsplash
Antelope: Photo by Bas van Brandwijk on Unsplash
Pelican: Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash
Teacher Icon: Icon made by DinosoftLab from
Zookeeper Icon on Thumbnail: Icon made by Freepik from

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