Habitat Needs of Animals


Fourth graders explore animal habitats. In this science lesson, 4th graders determine the preferred habitat of a snail. Students observe and record the movements of a snail in a test habitat and use the observations to determine the preferred habitat.

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Investigating Animals In Soil

Students investigate animal activity inside the soil. In this animals in soil lesson plan, students do this is groups and complete drawings and label what they find.

Musical Habitats

Students create an eagle habitat and discuss what habitat loss does to the population of that animal. In this habitat lesson plan, students play a habitat game and discuss how animal population can be restored.

Daytime, Nighttime Animals of the Desert

Young scholars identify a variety of animals and habitats of the desert. They define nocturnal and diurnal, and complete a class Venn diagram comparing different desert animals. Next, they role-play different nocturnal and diurnal desert animals.

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Students design a zoo habitat for an animals. In this zoo habitat lesson plan, students develop an idea for a zoo habitat that would meet the needs of a specific animal. They solve problems that might be encountered by using their knowledge of animal adaptations. They visit a zoo.

A Fun Science Lesson Plan about Habitats at the Zoo

Students 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, students take a field trip to the zoo and record the types of habitats they see.

Animal Adaptations

Fourth graders read and highlight texts about animals living in an aquatic, terrestrial, and habitat to find characteristics the animal needs to live in that environment. They discover behaviors that enable the animal to survive in their environment. They use Inspiration to organize and display the information.

Pandas, Flamingos and Blogs

Young scholars use the computer to discover animals. In this animal lesson, students look at online webcams to view animals and write in a daily blog discussing what the animals are doing. They use either Pixie or PowerPoint to create an animal report. 

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Students examine how different animals care for their young and how young animals change as they grow. They conduct research on the growth patterns and life cycle of a selected animal, create a realistic baby and adult form of their animal using clay, and present an oral presentation to the class.

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Students create animal print casts from molds in the classroom. They use the cast patterns to identify animal prints on a field trip in which they locate animal tracks, identify the location with GPS and create field casts of the prints. They use this data to estimate animal populations in the area.

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Students discover that the Earth supports many different animal habitats. In this habitat lesson students research different habitats of the world. Students show how the animals in their habitat are adapted.

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