How many terrestrial habitats can you name?
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Terrestrial habitats are land-based environments where plants, animals, and other organisms live and interact. These habitats range from deserts and mountains to forests and wetlands. Each habitat has unique characteristics and is home to different species of plants and animals.
The forest floor of a terrestrial habitat is home to the largest variety of species. Terrestrial habitats are home to some of the oldest living organisms on Earth, such as the bristlecone pine tree. Terrestrial habitats are home to some of the world's most endangered species, such as the giant panda and the snow leopard.
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Rainforest: A rainforest is a dense and lush type of forest that receives a lot of rainfall. It is home to many different plants and animals.
A desert is a very dry area with little rainfall. It usually has sandy or rocky soil and can be very hot during the day and cold at night.
Wetland: A wetland is an area of land that is wet, like a marsh or a swamp. It's a place where water is usually close to the surface.
These are the living organisms found in a terrestrial habitat. They can be plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms.
These are the nonliving components of a terrestrial habitat. They can include things like soil, air, water, sunlight, and temperature.
Work together in pairs: What are some ways that the vegetation (plants and trees) of a terrestrial habitat can support the animals living in that habitat?
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What are some key features of a terrestrial habitat and how do these features support the survival of plants and animals?
Which of the following is not a terrestrial habitat?
Which terrestrial habitat has extremely cold temperatures and little vegetation?
Which of the following animals is adapted to live in a desert habitat?
What type of trees are commonly found in a deciduous forest?
- Palm and coconut
- Oak and maple
- Fir and spruce
Which of the following is an example of a grassland habitat?
- Arctic tundra
- Coral reef