Crocodile Habitat School Project

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Crocodiles are said to have descended of the dinosaurs, according to Croc Site, and can live in either fresh or salt water habitats. The oversized reptiles may be found on almost all continents include North and South American, Asia, Africa and Australia but require a watery habitat such as the Everglades, the Nile and even the ocean. Use your creativity to devise a type of school project to display a crocodile habitat.

Diorama

  • Paint the bottom of an old shoe box half blue and half green to begin creating a crocodile habitat. Sprinkle a small pinch of iridescent glitter over the blue paint before it has dried to make the water section seem as it its glimmering. After the paint has dried, paint the seam between the blue and green paint with white glue and sprinkle sand over it to appear as the banks of a river. Add faux greenery, twig logs, plastic toy trees and a small crocodile toy.

Water Color Art

  • If you are artistically inclined, consider painting an image of a crocodile habitat along the Nile River in Africa that includes the river, its banks, fallen trees and crocodiles. Use water colors to align more with the theme of the habitat since crocodiles require a water source to survive. Include images of possible prey like fish, birds and mammals as well as a loose dirt nest where female crocodiles lay their eggs.

Miniature and Naturalistic Habitat Presentation

  • Use a common dish tub as the basis for the realistic recreation of a crocodile habitat. When possible, gather a bucket of water from a nearby freshwater stream or pond to be poured into the tub. If you do not live near a freshwater source, add a few tea bags or a few teaspoons of instant coffee to a half-tub of water to make it appear opaque and a bit murky. Add a thick piece of tree branch, some tall weeds and a floating crocodile toy.

Edible Habitat Project

  • In a clean mixing bowl, prepare a blue raspberry gelatin mixture according to package directions; enough to fill the bowl at least half way. Just before the gelatin is firm from refrigeration, press a clean, plastic toy crocodile into the gelatin swamp. Add other features by inserting bunches of large leaves such as spinach, arugula and dandelion, to appear as tropical ground plants and a mound of graham cracker crumbs, over the gelatin, as the land section of the edible habitat.

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