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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.

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Supporting Materials

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Additional Reading
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Investigation Packs

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


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Mammoth Hot Springs

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

Quick Reads

City Habitats
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In a Tropical Rainforest
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In a Tropical Rainforest
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In a Tropical Rainforest
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Graphic Organizers

Ask and Answer Questions
Venn Diagram
Word Smart

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Game Packs

Complete Habitats/Environment Game Pack
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Vocabulary Cards

Habitats/Environment

Word Work

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

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