I know, it sounds like something from Star Wars. (Maybe it is, I really wouldn't know.) In my world it is a science activity I do with my students. We've been talking about heredity and animal adaptations in science. This is an end-of-unit activity to see if the kids can show what they've learned. We pretend we have landed on a new planet and we have to catalog the animals we see on the planet. The kids have to draw a picture of an animal that has specialized structures to live in its environment. They give the animal a name and write a poem about it. I love seeing what they come up with!