Animal Experts

Animal Experts photo

Without having to take a train into Manhattan, fourth-grade students from Sylvan Avenue Elementary School were able to showcase their robust research during the school’s very own “Museum of Natural History” event.

The students spent weeks researching an animal of their choosing with assistance from library media specialist Susan Henke Brinkman, with the goal in mind of creating a detailed diorama based on their creatures. The dioramas shed light onto the selected animals’ environments and physical characteristics, showcasing magnificent representations of sharks, leopards, dolphins and peacocks. 

As a fun twist to the activity, first-grade students attended the “museum,” and the upperclassmen shared three fun facts about the animals along with information surrounding their native habitat.