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Ever heard of a stygofauna or a stygobite? How about an anchialine cave? Set your young biologists on a quest to find information about organisms that live in and have adapted to life in caves located near the water. Class members then present reports about what they discovered about these creatures and their habitats.
Students investigate underwater habitats. In this underwater habitat instructional activity, students study Aquarius and design their own underwater habitat that can sustain life. Students work in groups and present their habitats to the class. Students justify their project and answer questions about how the habitat is constructed.
Explore animal babies with this identification lesson. Youngsters will listen to the book Is Your Mother a Llama? by Deborah Guarino and Are You My Mother? by Phillip D. Eastman and discuss what each mother and its baby are called. They then match animal pictures including mothers and babies in the correct habitat displayed on a bulletin board.
Explore the habitats found around the world. The Desert, Rain Forest, Tundra, Prairie, Grassland, Forest, Marine and Zoo habitats are all covered in this easy to follow presentation. Each slide has a themed background picture, several facts, and fun animal noises. A perfect resource to encourage environmental awareness.
Research and write about animal habitats or historical settings after listening to the book Tulip Sees America by Cynthia Rylant. The whole group locates and discusses vivid word choices that describe the main character's journey across the United States. Individuals select a research topic, complete a graphic organizer based on this research, and write a paragraph including interesting descriptive details.
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.
Students explore the environment they live in. In this habitats lesson, students define habitat and create a web in kidspiration. Students take a walk outside and record what they see and hear and may take pictures as well. Students write about their habitat in their journals.