Chamelon Condos, Critters and Critical Thinking

Science inquiry and critter habitats for classrooms & home schooling!

Low-cost critter habitats for exploring science at home and in the classroom. 

Use two-liter bottles to build critter habitats for anoles, ants, crickets and spiders, then use student observations for science inquiry labs. 

Use in elementary, middle, or high school life science classrooms.

Students can use condos for science projects, science experiments with critter behavior, and thinking about "what is science?"


Table of Contents

Chameleon Condos: Stimulating Interest In Science . 9

Building the Basic 5-Bottle Condo . 11

       Parts List: (for a 5-bottle condo) . 12

       Step by Step Directions . 13

Variations to the Condo . 16

       Ten-Bottle . 17

        Nine-Bottle . 18

        Eighteen-Bottle (version A) . 19

        Eighteen-Bottle (version B) . 20

        Mini-Condos . 21

Caring For Your Critters . 23

       Anoles . 23

       Crickets . 24

       Feeding Tubes For Crickets . 25

       Anoles and Crickets . 26

       Ant Colony . 27

       Spiders . 28

Preparing Students for Doing Science Investigations . 31

Creative Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (SSCS) . 45

       How To Begin . 47

       Observation Logs . 48

       An Example of SSCS In Action - Ant Study . 50

Integrating Science Into Other Subject Areas . 58

       Putting It All Together . 59

Design and Problem Solving Challenges . 60

       New Designs Created by Students . 61

       New Design and Creative Design Award . 62

       Creative Design Award . 63

       Super Researcher Award . 65

Student Forms for Problem Solving . 67

SSCS Related Publications . 73

Sources of Additional Information . 74

Patterns for  the Condo . 75

 

For more information about Moose Moss Press publications, and sample pages, see - http://www.moosemosspress.com/chameleon-condos.html

 

 

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Chamelon Condos, Critters and Critical Thinking

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