What species of animal do you think live here?
2.1a: Find out about habitats and how they support the animals and plants that live there
Habitats Learning objective:
Habitats are the places where plants and animals live in their natural environment. The environment provides resources like food, water, and shelter that the plants and animals need to survive. Different habitats are found all over the world, from the Arctic tundra to the tropical rainforest.
the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. is where a species of organism lives or thrives. It is the natural environment of that species.
Types of Habitat
Habitats may be terresterial or aquatic Terrestrial relating to the planet earth, or living or existing on the land rather than in the sea or air:. example rainforest Aquatic = . living or growing in, happening in, or connected with water: example coral reef
Can you name other terresterial habitats?
Mangrove forests are one of the most diverse habitats on Earth, supporting more than 80 species of fish, over 150 species of birds, and many other organisms. Invertebrates, such as crabs, shrimp, and mollusks, account for nearly half of all species living in coral reef habitats. Tropical rainforests are home to more than half of Earth’s plant and animal species, yet they cover only 7 percent of the planet’s land surface.
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Work together in pairs: What are some of the key words that you have learned today to help you understand and talk about habitats?
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What are some key features of different habitats and how do they support the plants and animals that live there?
Work together in pairs: What are two major components of an animal's habitat?
Brain break: Draw a goofy giraffe juggling ice cream cones
What is a habitat?
- The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
- The process by which plants make their own food.
- A type of food that animals eat.
Which of the following is NOT a terrestrial habitat?
Which habitat is characterized by extreme cold temperatures and a lack of trees?
What is the largest habitat on Earth?
Which habitat is defined as an area where freshwater meets saltwater?