This Habitats handout & reference also includes:

Explore six different habitats—wetlands, rainforest, savannah, desert, city, and cultivated land—to determine which habitat factors (food, water, shelter, and space) are high, medium, or low in each. Learners also use maps of Africa to determine which habitats would be most suitable for cheetahs. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend activity 3 by completing the same process for another animal that has different habitat needs
Classroom Considerations

  • The map of Africa doesn't include country names, yet the activity asks kids to name countries where they think Cheetahs would live based on natural resource distribution—consider providing a map with country names

  • Includes an answer key to the group activity and a worksheet for individual practice

  • The only animal focused on in the map activity is the Cheetah