Animal Habitats Teacher Resources
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Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative lesson plan. First, they read Who Lives Here? by Dot and Sy Barlowe. Next, they get into groups to do research on one of three habitats, ponds, grasslands, or deserts. Finally, they create a visual presentation of what they learned, and share it with the class.
Students research an animal and their habitat. In this animal habitat lesson, students observe a WebQuest that describes the different habitats: deserts, tundra, rainforest, forest, and ocean. They determine which habitat their animal would live and how that home meets the animal's basic needs.
1st - 2nd Science
Explore animal habitats with your class. They will investigate animal habitats and select an animal to research, provide details on, illustrate, and create a written piece on. They write sentences to create a story about an animal habitat of their choice that share with the class.
K - 1st English Language Arts
Help! All the Zoo Animals Have Escaped!
Oh no! The animals have escaped! Students start this lesson on animal habitats with a game, where the 'Zookeeper' gives clues to find the missing animals. When the fun is over students use a graphic organizer to sort animals into their proper habitats.
Animal and Plant Habitats
Second graders write and illustrate a story. In this habitats lesson, 2nd graders learn about different types of plant and animal habitats. Students view video segments about habitats, answer comprehension questions, complete a crossword puzzle, read stories about different animal habitats and use the information learned to write and illustrate a story about habitats.
A Fun Science Lesson Plan about Habitats at the Zoo
Learners explore the animal habitats at the zoo. In this animal science lesson, students read about animal habitats from a textbook and construct a list of animals that live in specific habitats. Additionally, learners take a field trip to the zoo and record the types of habitats they see.
2nd - 6th Science
African Animals in Habitats
Students investigate animal habitats in zoos. For this animal habitat lesson, students fill in a KWLH chart about zoos before looking at pictures of African animals in zoo habitats. They discuss what they see and take a field trip to the zoo where they take digital pictures of animals in their habitats.
K - 2nd Science
Students explore animal lifestyles by researching their characteristics. In this animal habitat lesson, students read the story Over in the Jungle and analyze the animal illustrations in the book. Students create clay animal characters from the story and photograph their characters in their correct habitats.
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
An animal habitat is like the neighborhood where animals live. It's a place they can get everything they need to survive; air, food, shelter, and water. Explore animal habitats with your first graders. In small groups, they create a habitat diorama for an animal they are familiar with, such as a pet.
1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
ELD Lesson Planner: Animal Habitats
Explore the ocean and the woods with this ELD lesson plan, which involves three Houghton Mifflin short stories ("Nights of the Pufflings," "Seal Surfer," and "Two Days in May"). Your third graders will enjoy reading about animals in their natural habitats, and will be quick to learn the necessary vocabulary.
3rd English Language Arts
Big Bird Finds a Turtle
Big Bird gets his very first pet, a lost turtle. Count shows Big Bird all of the things to count on a turtle, and Big Bird shows the turtle all of the neat stuff on Sesame Street. Something is wrong with Big Bird's pet. We find out that turtles have special needs to make them happy.
15 mins Pre-K - K Math