My Favorite Animal and Me

2nd - 4th

Learners research their favorite animal. They create their own fact book to share about their animal and their habitat.

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Instructional Design
Seanna Coughlin

Animal Habitats

Students research an animal and their habitat. In this animal habitat lesson plan, 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. 

Animal Habitats WebQuest

Students explore animal habitats. In this animal science lesson plan, students use the Internet to participate in a WebQuest about animal habitats.

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. A fun project to conclude a life science unit on ecosystems.

What Animals Need to Live

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).

Activity Plan 4-5: Animal Habitats

Students 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.

Hanging in the Habitat: Animal Habitats in the School Yard

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.

Animal Habitats

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.

Animal and Plant 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.

African Animals in Habitats

Students investigate animal habitats in zoos. In this animal habitat lesson plan, 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.

Animal and Plant Habitats

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.

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