Habitat Teacher Resources
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4th Grade Animal Report
Congratulations, your students have just been hired as zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo! Their first job is to help set up new exhibits by researching and giving a presentation about different animals. Provide each young researcher with this project outline that includes all the specific requirements and a step-by-step description of the research process.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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.
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination of their physical characteristics and chance events.
3rd - 5th Science
Turn your students into flocks of migratory birds for this fun instructional activity on animal migration. Prior to the activity, the teacher creates four different migration routes in the classroom or any available open space, labeling nesting areas, non-nesting areas, and stopover locations along each course.
K - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
African Savanna Habitat Diorama Craft
Set the stage for a unit or lesson on the African savanna by creating a cute habitat diorama. Cheetahs, lions, zebras, and elephants are all present in a shoe-box-sized craft that requires your learners to color, cut, and paste. These instructions are easy to follow and provide printable animal images that your class can color.
1st - 4th Science
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
A Place to Be
Home sweet home. Humans, birds, beavers, ants, we all need a place place to rest and keep us safe. In the ninth lesson of this series, the importance of shelter is discussed as the teacher reads aloud the book Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun. A matching game is then played in which learners pair up animals from the story with their unique homes.
K - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
First graders get out and explore two different habitats to examine how each one meets the needs of the plants and animals that dwell there. They discuss what they've learned about animal habitats as they explore the outdoor environment. This lesson plan includes several excellent extension/ assessment ideas.
1st English Language Arts
Animal Adaptations: Migration and Hibernation
When winter comes, animals are faced with two choices: migrate to a warmer climate or hibernate until spring arrives. Explore these interesting animal behaviors with the learning activities in this elementary life science lesson plan. To learn about hibernation, children monitor their own breathing and pulse during periods of rest and activity to understand how animals slow down their bodies to conserve energy through the winter.
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Help! All the Zoo Animals Have Escaped!
Oh no! The animals have escaped! Students start this instructional activity 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.
The Needs of Animals
Here is a two-part instructional activity that starts with the story The Salamander Room. After reading the story students use a digital camera to take pictures of animal habitats in their school yard. The next day student use Kid Pix to place different animals in the habitat pictures they had taken the day before.