Both of my daughters’ all-time favorite projects in school was creating a habitat for an animal of their choice. One daughter selected a cheetah and the other a zebra. I found the coolest Bookmark by one of our community members, Bethanne, listing several engaging websites for teaching about the habitats. One website my daughters enjoy is National Geographic Habitat Collection.
Please share any resources that you have for teaching about animal habitats.
Another discussion in the Community Hub--What are some good resources for students to learn about wildlife?--has some references to animal habitats. You may find some useful information in this discussion to share with your daughters as they increase their understanding of where animals live.
Wonderopolis has featured many wonders related to animal habitats. Here a few suggestions and more are available on the Wonderopolis site.
The two resources you mentioned have many good teaching aids. I especially liked all the interactives found in the first resource--websites for teaching about the habitats.
Thanks for sharing.
Hi Tammy Dewan,
I found around 28 resources on animal habitats on the National Geographic Education Website <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/search/?csrfmiddlewaretoken=6dFqZbUiM8oNuM3lNDDvf6tyXcdupcki&token=ani…> I also enjoyed the resources you and Lynne shared in this discussion.
Last year when I was in a 2nd grade classroom, we read one of the "Frog and Toad" stories which was a great introduction to learning about the different habitats of frogs and toads. One resource higher grades can use to research habitats is wwf.panda.org- there are a number of great articles and activities.
Funny you should mention that book "Frog and Toad" because I was just having a conversation with my 9 year old about the difference between the two. I was so impressed she knew so much and I asked here where she learned it. She told me from reading the "Frog and Toad" books.