Adapt In The Habitat

Recommended for 1st - 3rd Grade

Vivid pictures, fuzzy friends, and hands-on exploration assist students in learning about animals’ five basic needs and components of a habitat, along with the forces that may cause a habitat to change.  They will discover uniqueness in animals’ body coverings and physical parts, and explore physical and behavioral adaptations such as hibernation, migration, mimicry, camouflage, and varied vision. Students will leave the program will an imaginative piece of artwork showcasing adaptations.


(1.5) The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans, have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics. Key concepts include:

  •  basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat);
  •  animals, including humans, have many different physical characteristics;
  • animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics.   
(2.5) The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include:
  • living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings;
  • an animal’s habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter or cover, and space;
  • habitats change over time due to many influences; and
  • fossils provide information about living systems that were on Earth years ago.

(3.4) The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. Key concepts include:

  •  behavioral adaptations; and
  •  physical adaptations.


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