Our students are fascinated by animals. They love exploring everything about them and get excited when they learn all about their differences and similarities.
As we explore animals around us, we also dive into the various animals around the world. We can’t help but want to learn more about these creatures that roam the earth with us.
We begin talking about animals as we learn our letters with these Animal Alphabet Letter Crafts. We learn a little more about animals with our Habitats Puzzles. And to make our field trip to the zoo an enjoyable learning experience, we turn it into a fun game with a Zoo Scavenger Hunt.
Studying and finding out interesting facts about animals gets students learning without even realizing they’re learning.
So that we can learn more about all the amazing animals in the world and the way they live, I’ve created this Animal Habitats Science Unit. Our students can learn and research about 7 different animal habitats in a hands-on way.
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Your class will be engaged as we dig into learning all about 7 animal habitats: Arctic, Freshwater, Rainforest, Desert, Forest, Ocean, and Grasslands habitats.
This Animal Habitats Science Unit is perfect for science in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and packed full of intriguing science activities.
This habitats study is great for your unit studies, kids craft activities, and homeschoolers!
Inside You Will Find:
– Science Lesson Plans for one to three weeks
– Habitat Vocabulary Posters – 15 pages
– Habitat Introduction PowerPoint – 17 pages
– Habitat Introduction Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 17 pages
– Interactive Habitat Book – 14 pages
– Book of Habitats – 8 pages
– Book of Habitats (2 versions and 2 per page) – 16 pages
– Habitat Research Project – 3 pages
– Animal Research Project – 2 pages
– Large Picture Animal Habitat Sort (with real pictures) – 21 pages
Each habitat has the following:
– PowerPoint – 15 pages
– Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 15 pages
-Triorama – 1 page
– Habitat Vocabulary Posters – 6 pages
– In the _____ I See Emergent Reader – 7 pages
– Describe the Animal Bubble Map – 7 pages
– Animal Sort Worksheet – 1 page
Getting the Animal Habitats Science Unit Ready
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double-sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips, or stapler
- vis-a-vie markers
After you purchase this activity and download it, I recommend that you print these out on cardstock and laminate them so it can be used year after year.
This science resource is full of an assortment of activities and centers. Therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a brief rundown of each component in the Animal Habitats Science Unit.
Science Lesson Plans for the Week
Throughout the one to three weeks, students will complete different science activities about 7 animal habitats.
Students will learn about animal habitats: Arctic, Freshwater, Rainforest, Desert, Forest, Ocean, and Grasslands habitats.
Students will compare and contrast the differences and similarities in the 7 different habitats and the animals that live in these habitats.
When students are done with this science unit, they are able to show what they know by writing expository text in their interactive Habitats Book, Habitat Research Project, and Animal Research Project.
Habitat PowerPoint and Posters
There is a seventeen page PowerPoint that introduces students to animal habitats using scientific photographs.
There are fifteen different words with definitions on posters to help students better understand key vocabulary words about habitats.
Interactive Habitat book
This unit also includes a fourteen-page interactive book to help students learn different facts about each of the habitats. They are able to put this book together themselves along with coloring and drawing on the pages to make it their very own.
Book of Animal Habitats
Students will put together a book about animal habitats. In this book, they will complete 4 different sentences for each habitat to describe their characteristics. There is a smaller half-page version of the book if you’d like to make it smaller or to save on your ink. You can print the large size for a completed display for your students and give them each the smaller version to create their own.
Large picture Animal Sort
Your little scientists will be given a large picture with each habitat and colorful pictures of the different animals. They will place each animal on the picture of the habitat they belong to.
This twenty-one-page sort is a fun way for students to show their mastery of animal habitats.
Each animal habitat comes with a template so kids can make a triorama of the habitat you are working on. This craftivity is the perfect visual for students to learn more about these habitats with manipulatives.
I See Emergent Reader
Each habitat has an “In the _____ I See” Emergent Reader for your little learners to put together. The book has 7 pages total with 6 pages of real pictures of different animals belonging to each habitat.
Describe the Animal Bubble Map
Inside you’ll find 7 animal bubble maps for each habitat. There are 6 different animals and one blank one for students to draw their own animal matching each particular animal habitat.
Animal Sort Worksheets
Students will be able to color, cut, and glue animals onto each of the corresponding habitats. This is an enjoyable way for your class to show what they know while working on fine motor skills.
Animal Research Project
This research project is perfect for studying about an animal your students found interesting or an animal that fits in with different units you may be studying.
Students will research the animal chosen’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, diet, predators, and adaptations. There is also a source page so students can gain the experience of citing where they found their information.
Habitat Research Project
At the end of your Animal Habitat Science Unit, your students will be ready for the challenge of completing an Animal Habitat research project and do some simple expository writing.
This book will allow students to apply all they have learned during the week as their culminating project.
Students will research a habitat’s location, weather, plants, animals, adaptations, and some WOW facts. Like the animal research project, there is also a source page so students can gain even more experience citing where their information was found.
Download this Animal Habitats Science Unit
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You and your students will become enthralled with this in-depth science unit study of Animal Habitats.
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