Habitat Web

This Habitat Web activity & project also includes:

Young scientists weave together an understanding of ecosystems with this fun collaborative activity. Taking on the roles of different living and non-living elements of specific habitats, learners use a ball of yarn to create the web of interdependence that ties them all together.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Repeat this activity during lessons on wetlands, forest, and coastal ecosystems
  • Once students have completed the web, discuss how it would change if things were added to or removed from the habitat
  • Conclude the activity by having students reflect on their experiences in a science journal
Classroom Considerations

  • If possible perform this activity outdoors, or in a large indoor space like a cafeteria of gymnasium

  • Includes materials for investigating forest, wetlands, and coastal ecosystems
  • Pictures cards of the different living and non-living components of the ecosystems are included
  • Offers ideas for differentiating the lesson to meet the needs of all learners
  • Provides questions for guiding a discussion about the relationships within ecosystems

  • None