Making the Ocean: an Immersive Experience for Fifth Graders

Making the Ocean: an Immersive Experience for Fifth Graders

For the past four years, 5th grade students in Mr. Eric Ruppert's classroom have build a 55 foot model of the ocean. Students use recycled materials as well as a Makey Makey to create audio explanations of the model.

What inspired you to make this project?:
We wanted to involve the students in their learning process and make required SOL material meaningful to them. By creating a model of the ocean, students must research finer details of the ocean and understand the function of the ocean environment in much greater detail that we would be able to teach in the classroom.