2011 – Animal Habitats – Step 2

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  1. Find out about wild animals
  2. Investigate an animal habitat

Choose One Option to Complete:

Option 1:
One Animal
Option 2:
3 Habitats
Option 3:
Animal Comparison
Pick one animal you can observe from a Virtual Zoo. Watch the animal and then answer the following questions.

  • What country is the animal naturally found in? What natural habitat is that?
  • How does it’s skin or fur help it survive in its habitat?
  • How does it stay clean?
  • How does it get around its habitat?
  • What kind of food is found in its habitat?

Pick 3 habitats from National Geographic. Make a drawing, chart, or diagram (like a Venn Diagram) that shows how these four things are alike or different from each habitat:

  • Shelters
  • Space
  • Sources of Food
  • Sources of Water

Cut out pictures or draw your own, of 15-20 animals. Group them by habitat. Now group them in 2 other ways. How did they change? How did they stay the same? Ideas on how you can group them:

  • How they move
  • How they bear their young
  • What type of food they eat
  • Do they live in groups or by themselves

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Tell us the name of your animal and the answers to the questions above.

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Post a picture of your drawing, chart, or diagram.

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Post three pictures. One picture of three ways you sorted your animals with labels on how you group them.

Congrats! Go on to Step 3!