Habitats / Environment

Habitats / Environment

The world is made up of many different kinds of habitats. Each one has a distinct blend of environmental factors, including latitude, elevation, climate, land features, water features, plant life, and animal life. The organisms that live in each habitat are specially adapted to live there and are interdependent. This unit helps students understand how and why habitats differ and provides a starting point for students to explore some of the many fascinating habitats in the natural environment. The unit also addresses the fact that natural forces and human activity can have considerable effects on natural habitats. Taking action to protect a habitat from harmful changes could provide a healthy and sustainable environment for many species in the future.


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Investigation Packs

Animals in Their Environment


Animals of the Florida Keys
Animals of the Midwestern Prairie
Animals of the Namib Desert
Animals of Papua New Guinea

Mystery File

Science Videos

Coral Forests of the Deep
Marine Protected Areas
Open Rivers: Abundant Fish
Teens, Frogs, and Climate Change

Career Files

Aquarist; Habitat Restoration Specialist; Landscape Architect

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards


Word Work

Word Search; Word Sort; Analogies/Fill in the Blank

Book Assembly