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Students research an animal and their habitat. For 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. 
Students explore animal habitats. In this animal science lesson, students use the Internet to participate in a WebQuest about animal habitats.
Learners investigate the world around them with this animal habitat activity. In this early childhood lesson plan, students create murals depicting animal habitats to encourage the development of science, geography, creative-thinking, and social skills.
Seventh graders create a puzzle for their classmates to complete. They identify the characteristics of three animal habitats. They write an essay on how to protect the areas from destruction.
Students explore animal lifestyles by researching their characteristics. In this animal habitat activity, 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.
Second graders write and illustrate a story. In this habitats instructional activity, 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.
Students investigate animal habitats in zoos. In 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. They complete an art project of a chosen habitat.
Second graders study the habitats of plants and animals. They use Kidspiration to practice naming plants and animals in given habitats. Students use Internet sites to research animal and plant habitats. They will then use Microsoft Word to write and illustrate a story about plant and animal habitats.
Students explore natural animal habitats. In this lesson on biomimicry and habitation design, students will use classroom and field examples to examine animal habitats. Students will construct a model of a natural animal habitat. This lesson includes field work, multiple resources and spans several days.
Students identify and define new words as they are introduced to specific trees, leaves, animals and animal habitats, engage in literacy-related play by playing games that focus on animals and trees mentioned in book, A Tree for Me, and connect reading to real-life experiences.
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. After completing the project they share their habitats with the whole group. Note: The instructional activity is lacking, in that the children are not learning about animals living outside of the home. 
First graders orally define the word habitat and list general items that are found in an animal's habitat.
Students choose from the following list a method of presentation: writing piece, poster, diorama, song/rap, skit, PowerPoint presentation, or web page of a representation of a habitat, adaptation, an example of how we destroy/promote animal survival. They then provide a bibliography of resources cited.
Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative instructional activity. 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.
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. The lesson plan addresses three listening and speaking ELD standards, as well as reading and writing ELD standards, and is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Groups of pupils circulate through five animal habitat stations and add information to the circle map located in each station. Then, they are shown the form of a lantern poem, and go to the computer lab in order to construct an original poem in the lantern form. They view a variety of animals in their habitats and create a poem about the animal of their choice. Both the poem and the picture are printed, and a bulletin board is created in class. Very nice!
Third graders read in their textbooks about how water affects habitats and discuss vocabulary and pictures from the lesson plan. Then in groups of two, they observe the teacher's example of a headline. They are then assigned to their own headline and newspaper story and write one or two paragraphs for the newspaper telling people how they are harming the animal's habitats and they they can change their actions.
Fourth graders read "Habitat: What Animals Need to Live" then create a Venn diagram for herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore. In this animal survival lesson, 4th graders determine where different animals need to live depending on what they eat, and summarize what elements are needed for survival (food, water, shelter, space).
Fourth graders brainstorm knowledge of animal habitats. They create a lantern poem about an animal in its habitat. They download clip art to use in the habitat they draw. They compose poetry using assigned topic.
Learning about animal habitats can be a lot of fun. This lesson focuses on how God created different habitats to suit different animal needs. Students will conduct library research in order to create a five page habitat slide show using Kidpix. Note: While this lesson may be appropriate for home-school, private, or Sunday school students it neglects that fact that animals adapt to their environments, which means this lesson does not meet standards.

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