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Lesson Planet

Meadow Madness

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the evolution from a pond habitat to a meadow.  In this habitat lesson, students become familiar with a beaver meadow habitat.  Students are aasigned an animal to research and find why the animal best survives in that...
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Invent an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how animal adaptations help animals survive in their environment.  In this characteristics lesson, students create an original animal that can adapt to a specific habitat. Students create a model of their animal. ...
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Penguins Around the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate penguins. In this Science lesson plan, students compare and contrast penguins to flying birds. Students use a Venn diagram to illustrate the differences and similarities of penguins and flying birds.
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Anchialine Cave Species

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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Who Lives Here?

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify various aquatic wildlife species. In this biology instructional activity students collect clues about animals that live in wetland habitats. Students rotate through several stations displaying particular animal species...
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Science: Her-bariums Galore!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students collect and identify plant species and construct herbariums both at school and at home. By gathering data from both locales, they draw conclusions and make predictions about plant diversity. Upon completion of the exercises,...
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Forest Life- Wood Bug Study

For Teachers K - 7th
Examine wood bugs and their habitat. Learners gather wood bugs and examine their bodies. Then discuss their body parts and how they help them survive. They also predict where they think wood bugs live to then graph the class results.
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Bats

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Use Stellaluna by Janell Canon to discuss bats and other types of animals. Learners identify the differences between bats and birds, list the traits of mammals, create a Bat Facts game, and go on a written scavenger hunt. Fun, clever ideas!
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Aquatic Science

For Teachers 7th - 8th
What a terrific way to explore the pond habitat! Learners discuss the animal and plant life found in the Long Island area. They also discuss vocabulary terms, identify pollution concerns, and resource conservation.
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Black Bat Silhouette

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research the habitats, habits, shapes, colors, and sizes of bats. They recognize that silhouettes can be used in various forms of artwork. Students experiment with watercolors to see how easily these colors can be blended on wet...
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Habitats - Explore the World Around You.

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
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...
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Introducing Habitats and Biodiversity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify habitats in Arizona. Theys define and illustrate a food web, and explain the importance fo biodiversity.
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Jungle Animals

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Let your ESL class monkey around with this presentation about jungle animals. Helpful in a unit about biomes or animals, the slides feature continents where one would find jungles, as well as a few animals that live in the jungle. Note:...
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Let's Travel To Antarctica

For Teachers 6th
Novel study is a great way to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Pupils read Shackleton's Stowaway. While they read the book, they research many aspects of Antarctica, such as the living conditions, climate, and travel....
Lesson Planet

Dress Like A Frog

For Teachers K - 6th
Students recognize amphibian adaptations. For this amphibian lesson students explore amphibian adaptations that provide for successful living in their environments. A volunteer dresses up with all of the adaptations using everyday items...
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Koala Bear Exhibit

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students visit the zoo and study the koala bears. In this habitat lesson, students take a field trip to the zoo and examine the habitat of the koala bears. Students watch videos about koalas and consider the needs of the koalas....
Lesson Planet

Rocky Intertidal Field Trip

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate tides and the land submerged under them.  In this intertidal field trip, Students visit the intertidal zone and observe the habitats and animals that live there.  Students view the pools under rocks where lobsters...
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Frog Friendly Habitat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners create a frog friendly habitat. In this animal habitat lesson, students study what animals need to survive and then create a frog habitat from a shoe box. Learners write a report about frogs and present their habitats to the class.
Lesson Planet

First Grade Goes to the Zoo

For Teachers 1st
First graders summarize their trip to the zoo. For this summarizing lesson plan, 1st graders will study animals that they may see at the zoo including their characteristics and habitats. Once the trip is done, they create a word document...
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The Lake Trip

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this pollution and animals worksheet, students read and discuss a short story on one families trip to a lake and their encounters with pollution and Eastern Blackbirds. Students then answer 6 short answer questions referring back to...
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Learning the Causes of Extinction

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to the five major reasons for extinction. In groups, they read scenarios and divide them into different categories. Using the internet, they identify which reason a certain animal became extinct. To end the...
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Warning: Endangered Animals!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research species of endangered animals around the world and complete a fact sheet. They write a script/storyboard using fact sheet information. They create a multimedia presentation to save an endangered species.
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Create a Creature

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars design, build, draw, or bake a creature of their choice and present to the class. They write a paper including the creature's habitat, method of getting energy, their creature as a producer or consumer, predator or prey...
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Corals & Coral Reefs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars describe a coral reef, how it is formed and its inhabitants. They explain the ecological and economic importance of coral reefs and discuss its present-day threats. Lesson contains adaptations for all levels.
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Creatures in the Coral

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students describe unique adaptations of organisms that live in the coral reef habitat, read various books pertaining to coral reefs and ocean life, and construct a wheel demonstrating the relationships between certain coral reef...
Lesson Planet

Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Terrestrial Forests vs. Kelp Forests

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss concept and specificity of habitats, both marine and terrestrial, list similarities and differences in the habitats of a kelp forest and a terrestrial forest, compare types of organisms that occupy corresponding types of...
Lesson Planet

Geography Through Literature

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students read Call It Courage by Armstrong Perry and research the geography of the South Pacific where the story is set. They explore the plant and animal life in the region and how it is specifically adapted to live in that region.
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The Big, Bad, Red Wolf: Fact and Fantasy

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are exposed to animals that are endangered species, compare and contrast the perception of wolves in studenT literature and use the internet to investigate how the red wolf became on of the first endangered animals.
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Preservation is Important? Says Who?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students watch a video interview about the life/work of Mark Olson, explain how Olson's cultural and life experiences influence his perceptions of plants and plant study, and analyze and share news articles to identify differing...
Lesson Planet

Something Fishy in Ontario

For Teachers 4th
Students create a diorama of the habitat of the fish of their choice, along with a research paper. They research habitats, the factors which affect specific habitats, and how fish adapt to different habitats in order to meet their unique...
Lesson Planet

WWW = World Wide Wildlife

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Through video, internet research, and hands-on activities, learners conduct a study of the interdependence between animals and the habitats they live in. They conduct Internet research independently in order to complete a report on a...
Lesson Planet

Understanding Cause and Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students experience and study cause and effect as they assess the consequences man faces when time travel is attempted. They determine, in their imaginations, what time period they would like to visit. Each student then listens to,...
Lesson Planet

Biomes: Google Presentations

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research different biomes and their habitats, locations on a map, human interruptions, climate, and more. In this biomes lesson plan, students submit their presentations in groups and on Google.
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Trout Markings

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students paint a trout based on the pictures of trout coloration and markings they see in pictures. In this trout lesson plan, students understand that the markings on a trout are native to their habitats and create camouflage.
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Whales and their habitats

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students view a power point and play a game illustrating water habitats. In this water habitats lesson plan, students view a power point presentation about whale habitats, and play a game where they have to put different water animals in...
Lesson Planet

River Otter Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study the body of the River Otter to understand animal adaptations to their habitats. In this animal adaptations lesson, students study the photo of the River Otter and discuss its body. Students then play a game of...
Lesson Planet

Habitat Hunt

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read several nonfiction texts and practice finding the main idea for the text as well as learn about various habitats. In this main idea lesson, 3rd graders read several nonfiction texts and make habitat cards. Students...
Lesson Planet

Your Favorite Wild Animal

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this research skills worksheet, students select a wild animal and then respond to 5 short answer questions regarding it. In addition, students draw a picture of it and define 6 habitat terms.
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Animal Habitats

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this animal habitats worksheet, students study the 4 pictures of animals and habitats. Students draw a line to match the animals with their habitats.
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Quadrants

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science and geography worksheet, students read the definition of quadrants and identify the parts of the DAFOR Scale. They read how to use a quadrant and apply the directions to sections in which they list the species and...
Lesson Planet

Ecosystems

For Students 6th - 10th
In this ecosystems worksheet, learners match 9 biomes with its correct description of climate and organisms that would live there. Then students interpret 2 graphs to determine what biome is represented by the graph.
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Mapping Your Schoolyard Habitat

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students explore the terrain, structures, plants and signs of habitats around their schoolyard. They draw a sketch map showing the different areas around the schoolyard. Students identify the location of weeds and native plants on their...
Lesson Planet

What If We Run Out?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore the consequences of shrinking habitats and the human impact on wildlife populations. They participate in a game to study the consequences and describe the preservation of animal habitats.
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Web of Life Game

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a web of life game. After reviewing new vocabulary, they play each round of the game and discuss the changes that occured in the last round. They are to survive in the game as long as possible given the...
Lesson Planet

Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders observe and identify characteristics among species that allow it to survive and reproduce as well as identify the species' habitat and how its adaptations make it suitable to live there. Students create a brochure that...
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Lake and Pond Study

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils examine the habitat and community structure of a pond that could support Ospreys through games and worksheets. They then go on a field trip to a pond to evaluate the suitability of the pond as an Osprey habitat.
Lesson Planet

Animal Homes

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore how an animal's relationship to its habitat affect the animal's survival. They discuss animal habitats and the animal's relationship to that habitat through the food chain, life cycle, community, and balance of nature....
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A Fishy Twist on Adaptations

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine the relationship between specific fish adaptations and their function for survival. They design a fish based on certain adaptations and then decide to which habitat their fish would be best suited. Individual students...
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Is That a Whale?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Pupils research the characteristics and examples of the two main types of whales. They work in groups to study the habitats of each type of whale before developing a slideshow presentation of the information.
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Striking a Balance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils predict likely food chain for a given habitat, examine how energy is lost through breathing, heating and moving, and demonstrate understanding that energy is transferred when it passes from one organism to another.
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Holy Habitats or Meet Metamorphosis

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils examine the metamorphosis of frogs and how it adapts to its environment. They research how world pollutants are effecting the amphibian population.
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Galapagos Adaptations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine photographs of closely related species found in the Gal??pagos environment, observe differences and similarities between species, and form hypotheses about species differences and the relationship to the environment of...
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Habitats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students participate in an online lesson to determine that different plants and animals are found in different habitats. They use food chains to show feeding relationships in a habitat, and see that nearly all food chains start with a...
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Animals: Alligators

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study alligators, discover their habitats, species and how they care for their young.
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ELD Lesson Plan: Ecosystems

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
From the depths of the oceans to the peaks of the mountains, your class will see the world with new eyes after this lesson plan. In a discussion about different ecosystems such as the jungle, the tundra, and the grasslands, they will...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the biomes of the Earth with your ELD pupils. Explore the natural habitats of many animals and plants. After a discussion on different habitats and the animals which live there, individuals are prompted to create their own animal...
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Animal Habitats

For Students 3rd - 4th
Elementary schoolers complete a instructional activity that has them decide which of four environments a variety of animals live in. The environments are: pond, soil, ocean, and woodland. There are 12 different types of animals that...
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My Habitat

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
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...
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Habitat is Home

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students complete a picture to show things found in their homes.  In this habitat instructional activity, students discuss and make a class picture of an animal habitat and its four basic needs.  Students sing a song. Students create...
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Leaf-Motif Frame

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research leaves and their life cycle as well as their importance to the environment. After discussing photosynthesis, habitats, and nutrients for the soil, students collect and identify fallen leaves. Students use their...
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Flutterings and Flowers

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the significance of natural resources and the habitats of butterflies. They create a list of their own favorite foods, then watch a video about habitats. Students identify things in the video that animals and...
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Habitats: Cactus Hotel

For Teachers K - 2nd
A reading of Brenda Z. Guiberson’s, Cactus Hotel, launches a study of animal habitats. Working with parent volunteers or teacher aides, groups travel outside the classroom to select a habitat, take digital pictures, and incorporate the...
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Habitat Assessment

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate the effects of varying environmental components on plants and animals: chemical, physical and biological characteristics of a habitat. They find chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the lake at...
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Rainforest Rescue

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore threats to diversity in the Central African rainforest. They use a guided website to research animals that are threatened with extinction, examine human uses of the rainforest and think about what they can do to help...
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Grid Frame Mapping

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students map and describe small area of the schoolyard and discuss habitats.
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Cameron Diaz: Habitat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Cameron defines that word habitat with all of her animal friends. Viewers will learn that a habitat is where an animal gets food, finds water and also shelter. It is the place where animals live.
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Everyday Insects

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss job of entomologists, explore characteristics of insects, examine various orders of insects, discuss part insects play in world, and construct their own insects out of pipe cleaners, wire wings, and wood dowels.
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Force of Habitat

For Teachers 2nd
Plants and animals of the desert are the subject of this activity. While the activities involve an exploration involving Nevada, this resource could be altered for use with any area. This detailed activity includes a list of books that...
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Animal Habitats

For Teachers 1st
Learners explore animal habitats in this collaborative lesson. 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...
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Ducks

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore and learn about the habitats, diets, and specific attributes of various species of ducks. Students know the names of at least seven species of ducks and at least five criteria for identifying species of ducks.
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Habitats: must live with them....cannot live without them.

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Young scholars conduct an internet study regarding habitat, ecosystem, biome and the region they live in. They observe the habitat by visiting a State Park and observing the organisms in their habitat. In addition, they create their own...
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The Big Snow

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students read The Big Snow. In this language arts lesson, students read and discuss the story. Students examine the different animals and their habitats. Students discuss how the animals prepare for changing seasons. Students complete a...
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In Your Own Backyard

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students observe organisms in their habitat and record their observations. They then draw conclusions about the organism's habitat needs and food sources.
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Fishy Habitats Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss the characteristics of habitats. They discover how different types of fish live in different habitats. They also discuss the impact of size on a fish's body and fins.
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Puzzling Planets

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students list the order of the planets, describe the general characteristics of each planet and explain why we could not live on other planets without special equipment.
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Science: Build An Animal

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders gain an understanding of how individual organisms adapt and relate to an environment. By picking a real biome and environment, the "animal" that students create needs to match all of its life systems to a particular area.
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Prairie-Chicken Pageant

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the challenges of saving the prairie-chicken in its American habitat, and study the habits of prairie-chickens. They explore what is being done to save them, and conserve the areas in which they live.
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Habitats

For Teachers K
Students identify butterfly habitats. In this butterfly habitats lesson plan, students read and discuss Where Butterflies Grow. Students study pictures and guess which are butterfly habitats. Students list the life needs of butterflies...
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Underground Garden

For Teachers K - 6th
Pupils study life in a garden, above and below ground. They create a cross-section picture, identifying connections and continuity between the two adjacent spheres. In addition, they list and describe the habitats of the plants and...
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A Special Place

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners research distinctive homes and habitats of the past and present using electronic and library resources. They then design innovative new homes and habitats for the future, synthesizing information discovered from research.
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The Great Pond Safari

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners study pond life by visiting a pond and completing an associated worksheet. They play an online game based on the pond learning experience.
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Wet World in Danger

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the reasons why wetlands are threatened especially by people. They study the wise use of water to preserve wetlands.
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Rockpool Adaptations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
In this rockpool adaptations worksheet, students study a rockpool habitat and compare it to their own habitat. Students use their senses to describe a rockpool habitat. They bring in items from home and items from a beach to make their...
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Who Am I? - Characteristics of Desert Animals

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify the characteristics of desert animals that enable them to adapt to the harsh environment. They draw and color animals in their desert habitats and write riddles about the animals.
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Habitats

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners examine how different living things interact with their environment. As a class, they discuss the characteristics of a habitat and write the list on the board. In groups, they focus on one habitat and create a mural of the...
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Comparing Environments

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this natural environment comparison worksheet, students use a chart to compare two environments. The savannah and rain forest are given as examples. No information is given beyond the format of the chart.
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Habitat Happenings

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the characteristics of the Prairie Creek Habitat in Illinois. In groups, they travel between various stations writing haikus and reading brochures. They identify what occurs in each habitat and identify the animals...
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Ocean Friends Nametags

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a number of activities to complete a study of ocean animals. They identify the animals, make nametags using appropriate colors, the animal habitats, and make a book by putting the pages in numerical order.
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Vacancy: Habitats Available!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders pick a native animal and write a classified housing ad to match the animal's habitat requirements, paste it on posterboard and then try to match each habitat with the animal it represents.
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Create a Wildlife Montage

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students find and cut out pictures of American wildlife animals and draw separate American wildlife habitats. They sort their pictures by habitat and then glue each animal onto the correct habitat. They label each picture with the name...
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Striking a Balance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an activity that demonstrates the principles and dynamics of food chains. They discover that the sun's energy is captured by individual plants and transferred to animals.
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Introducing NatureMapping

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students model the NatureMapping program in order to study habitats and biodiversity.
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A Home for a Cricket

For Teachers 1st
First graders build a habitat for crickets after studying animal survival needs. They care for and observe the crickets in the classroom habitat.
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Taming Wild Land

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders consider the habitat needs of living things and how extensive farming in an area can affect the plants and animals of a region. They participate in a simulation to show how changing the habitat in one area can greatly...
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Wildlife Conservation III

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss the importance of wildlife conservation. Learners talk about the animals and plants on the US Fish and Wildlife Services list of endangered and threatened species. Then, they engage in a detailed discussion of the reasons these...
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Dinosaurs

For Teachers 2nd
Motivate your second graders with this interesting lesson. As part of a second grade unit on dinosaurs, learners engage in activities involving fossils, measure dinosaurs, and take a quiz using an interactive website.
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Animal Keynote Report

For Teachers 4th
Learners produce a research project on an animal. Using the Internet, they find pictures and information about animals. They are also given a list of items that should be covered in their report, including the appearance of the animals,...
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Fact of Fiction Animal Quest

For Teachers 1st
In order to facilitate an understanding of Animals and their environments, 1st graders read: When the Tide is Low, Amber on the Mountain, and The Great Kapok Tree. Students discuss the books, then complete a Fact or Fiction card and an...
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Hoops

For Teachers 4th - 5th
With a creative premise involving a basketball competition, this game could be used to review basic science, grammar and math concepts in a fourth or fifth grade classroom. It is a fun idea, and a motivating way to review information....
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Species Charades

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners identify endangered species. In this endangered species lesson, the teacher leads a discussion about endangered species, then the class plays a game of charades to pantomime animal behavior.
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Allosaur Survival Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students uses this game to see how difficult survival is even for a fierce predator, especially when it is young. It stresses: How much energy it takes to keep a large animal alive or a small one growing, The differences in the fauna...
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Survival of the Fittest Microbes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the harsh conditions of Spain's Rio Tinto River and research the microbes that nonetheless manage to thrive there. They synthesize their knowledge by creating a reality television show set in the Rio Tinto with microbes...
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Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Student compare and contrast a habitat and a niche. They explain an animal's habitat, niche, and the possible relationship it may have with other organisms. Students create and draw a new organism and describe its habitat.
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Basic Birds

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate the characteristics of birds. For this compare and contrast lesson, 1st graders compare two different songs about birds. Students describe things birds need for survival and identify bird body parts. Students...
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Deserts of the World

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students split up into groups and research the 7 deserts of the world. In this deserts lesson plan, students state the differences and similarities of the desert habitats each having different roles.
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Habitats in World of Warcraft

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars compare animal habitats. In this animal habitats lesson plan, students compare and contrast habitats in the real world and in World of Warcraft. Young scholars conduct research on habitats using Internet resources and then...
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It Started as an Egg

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners investigate animals that hatch from eggs. In this hatching animals lesson plan, students investigate which animals are born alive and which hatch from eggs. Learners read It Started As An Egg and practice reading comprehension...
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Habitat Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete various activities centering around habitats.  In this habitats lesson, students learn about the types of habitats, complete worksheets, read books about different habitats, draw a habitat and complete a test.
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A Home for Lars

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore animal characteristics by researching polar bears. In this habitat lesson, students read the story Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear and identify the needs of a polar bear on Earth. Students view a 10 minute PowerPoint...
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Desert Habitats

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a diorama. In this habitat lesson, 5th graders use a shoebox to make a desert habitat and use Wikki Stix to create a desert animal.
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Designing an Underwater Habitat for Humans

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students consider the limitations of deep water oceanography and design an underwater habitat to support scientists while they complete long term studies under the ocean. In this engineering lesson, students are introduced to the...
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A House for Me- Ocean Environments

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore ocean environments. In this ocean environment lesson, students identify the things ocean animals need for survival. Students use KWL charts and search the Internet collecting information about ocean habitats. Students...
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Zoom-In: Identifying Habitats and their Characteristics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use PowerPoint to learn about habitats and ecosystems.  In this identifying habitats lesson plan, students brainstorm various habitats and work in pairs to discuss and identify the characteristics of each habitat.  Students...
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Plants and Animals

For Teachers K - 1st
Young scholars find common needs between plants and animals. In this plants and animals lesson plan students compare that both plants and animals need food and water. They also find the differences between plant and animal needs.
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Habitat Project Digital Science Journal

For Students 7th - 8th
For this habitat project digital science journal worksheet, students use a digital camera or camcorder to create a science journal about a habitat they have studied.  This page includes links to helpful web resources for planning and...
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Understanding Community Environment

For Students 7th - 8th
In this understanding community environment activity, students, after exploring 5 parts of a study unit (link provided), choose a project (make a video, book, game, plan a garden or nature map, collect data, write a rap or crossword...
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Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania Observations

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this milkweed and monarch butterfly mania observations worksheet, students observe the photo, take notes and make a prediction about the habitat of the monarch butterfly.  This page has serveral links to helpful web resources.
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Water Wonders

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore hydrology concepts. For this environment and biology lesson, students identify and describe macroinvertebrates using a variety of pictures and resources. Students observe and write about a classroom aquarium in which...
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Close to Home

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine habitats for animals by creating their own in class environment.  In this environment instructional activity, 4th graders research the Internet for information on certain wild animals and the places in which they...
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Sea Horse Habitats

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research sea horses around the world.  In this sea horse habitats lesson, students use the Internet to take a virtual tour of a sea horse in its natural habitat.  Young scholars work in groups to study a geographical...
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Big Cat Locations

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore different environments while studying the habitats of big cats.  In this big cats lesson, 1st graders draw pictures of their favorite cats, learn about the areas where cats live, design a zoo habitat and make a...
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Habitat bingo

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Learners explore the characteristics of water habitats.  In this water habitat instructional activity, students review bingo cards with specialized features of water habitats.  Learners participate in a bingo game about their habitat. ...
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Camouflage

For Teachers 1st
First graders learn how plants and animals adapt to their environments.  In this camouflage lesson plan, 1st graders watch a movie that explains animal camouflage, design a butterfly that blends into a classroom habitat, create a mini...
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The Giant Pandas

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students recognize that pandas are endangered. For this panda lesson, students research and create a pamphlet about pandas.  Students create a 30 second advertisement. Students participate in problem solving for solutions to the panda...
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Happy in My Habitat

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create animal habitats and explain the biomes they live in.  In this habitat lesson, 4th graders recognize the basic needs of animals, characteristics of animals differences and places where they live. Students complete...
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Animal and Plant Habitats

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write and illustrate a story. In this habitats lesson, 2nd graders learn about different types of plant and animal habitats. Students view video segments about habitats, answer comprehension questions, complete a crossword...
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Beautiful Butterflies - Activity Centers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students describe habitats within ecosystems, describe how organisms modify environment to meet their needs, and identify characteristics for butterfly survival. In this butterfly lesson plan, students explore all aspects of the...
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Knowing the Outdoors

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore animals that have habitats in their local area.  In this habitats lesson students create collages about animal habitats. Learners listen to a guest speaker regarding local animals.
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Biology: living Things and their Environment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize that organisms depend on other organisms.  For this organism lesson, students understand symbiotic relationships and competition.  Students explain food chains and food webs.  Students understand that change is always...
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Are You Me? Where Do We Live?

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore how the needs of aquatic animals are met through their environments.  In this life science lesson, 1st graders use aquatic animal cards to answer questions about the animals' habitats, watch a video with key...
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Ecosystems/ Habitats

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in an outdoor activity to simulate deer and the resources available to them. In this ecosystem habitat lesson, 5th graders observe what is happening as the activity progresses. Students record conclusions about...
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Learning About Animal Shelters for Earth Day

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore habitats. in this ecology and animal habitat lesson plan, students listen to the book A House is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman. Students discuss the basic needs of animals and go on a nature walk to observe animal...
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Habitat Awareness

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders build a habitat. In this wildlife lesson, 2nd graders work in groups to build a mammals habitat. They share their habitat with the class.
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Food Chains

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this food chain worksheet, students draw in a food web for 6 different habitats: woodland, garden, pond, sea, arctic, and desert. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Which Habitat Would You Enjoy Living in the Most?: Graph

For Students 1st
In this favorite habitat bar graph worksheet, students will ask their classmates which habitat they would enjoy living in the most and record the responses to complete the graph.
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What Kind of Habitat Does Your Insect Live In?: Graph

For Students 1st
In this insect habitat bar graph worksheet, students will ask their classmates what kind of habitat their insect lives in and record the responses to complete the graph.
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Sea Animals

For Students K - 1st
In this sea animals worksheet, students will color and cut out five sea animals and glue them to their correct spot on the picture of the ocean floor.
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Once Upon A Bear

For Teachers K
Students study different types of bears, their characteristics, and habitats. They discuss what they know and what they want to learn before visiting a website to look at images and information about bears. They listen to teacher read...
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This Is My Home

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students listen to a read aloud of Mary Ann Hoberman's A House Is a House for Me before discussing the meaning of habitats and the different types of homes that people live in. Next, they pretend to be architects and design a home for...
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Hyperlink Habitats

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners explore an online Hyperlink Habitat to illustrate the interconnectedness of a tropical rainforest ecosystem. They create a map of the Hyperlink Habitat and research a local ecosystem and create their own print or Web version of...
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Here Comes Winter!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate winter behaviors in animals. They describe winter and write about the characteristics of the season by drawing and labeling a winter picture. Students then conduct research on a chosen animal and create a chart. ...
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Aquatic Organisms and Their Habitats

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the presence of specific organisms in a freshwater habitat to determine the quality of that habitat. They conduct a field study and distinguish and classify organisms found during the field study.
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Exploring the Great Salt Lake

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders participate in a scavenger hunt, looking for things that are unique about the ecosystem in and around the lake. They observe and describe a variety of habitats and distinguish living and nonliving elements of...
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Safe Food Supplies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students answer the question how are food supplies maintained safely for human consumption? They are able to answer the following questions: what personal and pulic decisions must be made regarding the safe handling of food?, What are...
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Environment: Where Do I Fit In?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners examine their personal roles in maintaining and improving the environment at large. They explore the interdependence of all organisms in an ecosystem and evaluate technology in terms of the environment. Students conclude their...
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African Adventures

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students access the Internet to gather information. They record their observations of African habitats. They create either an electronic slideshow or mural to present a science experiment.
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Ocean Habitats:

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the creatures of intertidal zones. They explore the adaptations species make to survive .
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Marine & Aquatic Habitats Activities - Aquatic Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore importance of marine or aquatic habitats, and investigate habitat characteristics and conditions required by various organisms to ensure survival. They then select an animal to study and design an artificial habitat...
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Habitats

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners complete a unit of lessons on the habitats of the tundra, woods, and jungle. They match animals to each habitat, identify the characteristics of each habitat, create a booklet, watch a video, and write riddles and poems.
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Where Do You Live?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners examine characteristics of four different habitats: grasslands, ponds, the Arctic, and forests.
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Endangered Species Coloring Book Project

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research an endangered species using the web and write original poems about the animals and create a coloring page for a class book. Books be bound and disseminated to elementary school students.
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Araceli Solis Butterflies Unit

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the life cycle, eating habits, habitats, and migration patterns of butterflies in this series of lessons.
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Learn About Insects

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students identify insect habitats and explore role of insects in the ecosystem.
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Birds Around the Village

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students observe the physical characteristics of birds and identify birds found in their village. They describe characteristics, behaviors and habitats of local birds in this series of lessons.
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Arthropods at Home: Spider, Isopod, or any Arthropod

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe, discuss, and record the requirements of a healthy environment for both arthropods and people by designing and maintaining an artificial habitat for an arthropod, and considering the requirements for a healthy body...
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Ecosystem in a Box: Science, Social Studies, Conservation

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems to enable them to identify the plants, animals, soil, and habitats that exist in each with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of those ecosystems.
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Life in a Pond : Biology, Science

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders describe the pond as a habitat, identify animals that live in, near, or above a pond, classify pond animals into the proper animal classifications and work in pairs to research a pond animal to share information with the...
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Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore the science and art of taxidermy, and research various biomes that could be depicted in museum displays. They synthesize their knowledge by creating dioramas that depict the diverse life forms typical of these biomes.
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First Contact

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders have an opportunity to enhance their computer skills by using Internet as a resource tool and a vehicle for global interaction with other students.
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Science, Social Studies - More Finding Where Spiders Live

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students do research to find out where widow spiders live the world. They complete maps by coloring in the countries accordingly.
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Flutter Farm

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete activities to examine butterflies and their habitats. In this butterfly habitat lesson plan, 6th graders research butterflies and their habitats to help them investigate how to make a butterfly garden. Students...
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Zoo Animal Experts

For Teachers K
As part of an exploration of zoo animals, kindergarteners conduct research on their favorite animal and compile their information. Learners write about their animal in a journal and create a trading card. The culminating activity is a...
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What Lives In A Shell?

For Teachers 2nd
Younger students focus on animals and animal habitats in the lower grades. This resource defining habitats focuses on sea animals with shells, but could be augmented to be a richer experience.
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Who's Who?

For Teachers K
Students explore biology by identifying animals and their environments. In this animal characteristic lesson, students read assigned text about farm animals, how they are raised, and what they are used for in our society. Students view a...
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Wildlife Needs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify the wildlife needs in a specific setting. In this wildlife needs activity, students identify and illustrate the four stages of forest succession. Students list the natural habitat and food for a given species. Students...
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Biomes

For Students 5th - 12th
In this biomes worksheet, students review the characteristics of aquatic biomes and terrestrial biomes. This worksheet has 12 fill in the blank, 6 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
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Habitat Cards

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the relationship between a habitat and the environment. In groups, they use the internet to research the relationship between the animals and the habitat on their card. They present their information to the class to...
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Satellite Tracking

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students apply satellite tagging data to investigate questions related to open-ocean animals, their habitats, and their migratory behaviors. They determine how physical or biological factors determine organism behavior using a data...
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Organizing Living Things

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this living things worksheet, students will complete a graphic organizer by writing in the 3 components that make up biomes.
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Animal Reports

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders choose an animal to research and write a report about. They determine the animals' habitat, animal classification, whether it is endangered or extinct, and the type of food it eats. Also, they add any special...
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Design A Zoo

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders view a PowerPoint created by the teacher which classifies animals based on habitats. After the presentation, student groups design and create a floor plan of a zoo. For this animal habitat lesson, 3rd graders research...
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Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore animal characteristics by conducting a science investigation. In this animal habitat lesson, students explore the Alaskan wilderness and discuss the animals which regularly inhabit the land and how they survive. Learners...
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Musical Habitats

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners 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.
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The Chronicles of Narnia: A - Z

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students learn about the animals, mythical creatures, habitats, food, and more for the book series The Chronicles of Narnia. In this The Chronicles of Narnia lesson plan, students learn about something that starts with each letter of the...
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Animal Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 8th
This lesson plan template is perfect for any animal your class is learning about. It addresses the animals' physical characteristics, habitats, food, shelter, and places where you can observe the animal. 
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Special Place

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students observe and describe a "special place" chosen along a nature trail. In this habitat observational skills and writing lesson, students take a walk on a nature trail and choose a spot to sit and meditate. Students complete a...
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Hula Hoop Habitats

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore migration. In this science lesson, students play a game in which they explore bird migration. Learners discuss the needs of birds and play a game in which they "migrate" in order to meet their needs.
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Specialized Structures and Environments

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore biology by completing an Internet activity in class. In this adaptation lesson, 5th graders identify several organisms and mammals that fight for their existence through slow changes to their anatomy over the course...
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Canal Critters Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore for animals. In this animal exploration lesson, 1st graders participate in a scavenger hunt. Students leave on a field trip to participate in the hunt and visit many Discovery learning stations.
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Habitat Collage

For Teachers K
Students explore habitats. In this science lesson, students discuss habitats and the insects that are found within each habitat. Students create a habitat collage.
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Habitat Needs of Animals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore animal habitats. In this science lesson plan, 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...
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Writing about animals

For Teachers Pre-K
Students draw pictures of land animals in their habitats. In this animals in their habitats lesson plan, students read a book about animals and draw in their journals.
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Leaf Pack Study

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students conduct an experiment using leaf packs.  In this leaf lesson students complete an activity in groups and complete a handout. 
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Habitats

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate animal habitats. In this habitats lesson, 1st graders visit the woods to identify examples of food, water, and shelter that animals use to survive.  Students complete a worksheet.
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Sort It Out-Habitats: Pond, Desert, Rain Forest, and Ocean

For Teachers K
Students study habitats. In this environment lesson, students observe pictures of ponds, deserts, rain forests, and oceans, sorting them in appropriate piles. Students will write what is in each picture and describe why each picture...
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Roxaboxen

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss the story "Roxaboxen." In this reading comprehension lesson, 3rd graders discover new vocabulary words, discuss the story using story mapping, and take a reading test. Students investigate safety in the desert and...
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Creative Dramatics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students act out a certain animal and the other students have to guess which animal is being acted out. In this animals lesson plan, students act out the animals on a card they are given and discuss that animal's habitat.
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Ecological Dilemmas

For Students 6th - 8th
In this ecological dilemmas activity, students read about people's impact on ecosystems. Students complete 3 activities that require them consider the negative impact humans have on their environment.
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Animals and Habitats word search

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this animals and habitats learning exercise, students search for names of different animals and habitats in a word search. Students search for 17 names.
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Ecosystems and Habitats

For Teachers 3rd
In this ecosystem lesson, 3rd graders work in cooperative groups to draw a particular ecosystem on paper. Students work in cooperative groups - one habitat per group. They decide which habitat each animal or plant belongs to and they...
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Estuary Habits

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover habitats by embarking on a field trip.  In this environmental lesson, 1st graders discover the inhabitants of an estuary and different types of mangrove trees.  Students utilize the Internet to research the topics.
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This Is My Home

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discover the many habitats for all types of animals.  In this environmental lesson, students discover which species of animal resides in which type of habitat.  Students illustrate model homes for themselves to share with the...
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Habitats and Components School Forest Lesson Plan

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders go on nature scavenger hunts. In this nature scavenger hunt lesson, 2nd graders explore the natural habitat of their school grounds and make observations regarding the objects and animals they find in the air, on the...
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Save the Earth: It's Everyone's Home!

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students complete activities to become more aware of environmental issues and the effect on plants and animals. In this environmental issues lesson, students use a globe to discuss issues with the environment. Students then take a trip...
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Habitat

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the attributes of animal habitats. In this habitat lesson, students examine animal habitats as they conduct a scientific investigation to create an animal habitat that provides food, shelter, and space.
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Habitats

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
For this habitats worksheet, students draw a line to match the animals with their habitats. Students match 4 animals with their habitats.
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Habitat Need for Humans and Animals

For Students 4th - 5th
In this habitat needs for humans and animals worksheet, students fill in the chart about what humans and animals need in terms of food, water and shelter.
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Beaver Habitats: Choosing Your Own Home

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this beaver habitats: choosing your own home instructional activity, students analyze the map and select the best location for a beaver's home.
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Insects: Growth, Change, and Camouflage

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders research on the internet and read books to discover how insects grow, change, camouflage, and take care of their habitats. In this insect lesson plan, 2nd graders fill out worksheets after completing their research.
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Insects Through Literature

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students illustrate a picture of the insects in the books they read. In this insects lesson plan, students read different books about insects, and then draw a picture of four of the insects in their habitats.