|A great set of habitat task cards for grades 1-3 This resource is a great teaching idea and will save you lots of time. Included on these task cards are:|
Could an alligator live at the Polar? Why or why not? (Lack of water, too cold, no suitable prey, no shelter.)
What does a squirrel use from its habitat to live and to grow? (Trees to escape prey, find shelter, find nuts…)
How do insects use soil to live and grow? (Shelter, food, escape predators)
What does a bird use a tree for? (Rest, find shelter, find food in, build nests from, escape prey…)
What does a frog need a pond for? (Lay eggs, find shelter, find food, escape prey)
What does a human need the sun for? (Find warmth, grow foods, recreation..)
How do people use water to live and grow? (To plant, to survive, to travel, to clean…)
Could a whale live in the desert? Why or why not? (Needs water to survive, no shelter, no food, not a suitable temperature for a whale..)
Pick an animal and show what it needs plants for. (Answers vary ...food, shelter...build nests…..)
What animals depend on other animals for food? (Answers vary, whales, tigers, snakes, some birds…)
What animals wouldn’t be able to survive in the desert and why? (Answers will vary)
Could people survive in the ocean? Why or why not? (Some may answer with a boat they could survive but a reminder that the water of the ocean is salt water not fresh) Answers will vary….may find food but not agriculture for plants or dairy type products)
If you had to move to a different habitat, which one would you choose and why? Answers will vary...
Name a threat to the ocean habitat that harms animals of the ocean? Why is it harmful? Pollution, over fishing...
How many ways can you list that the sun (non living) helps living things grow and live? Answers will vary, grow crops, warmth, day and night ….)
How do animals help plants? Bees and birds help with pollination, spreading of seeds for plants to survive.
Some animals are herbivores (eat plants), some are (carnivores) eat animals and some are omnivores (eat both). List as many of each as you can.
Grasshoppers eat grass and some birds eat grasshoppers, this is called a food chain. Can you name other food chains?
Which animals live in your habitat? What living and non living needs do they have? Answers will vary.
Design a habitat poster, explain how the non living (plant/soil/water/sun) are used by the plants and animals.
What do you think would happen if whales were brought to ponds, lakes or rivers to live? (Not big enough, the animals in the pond/lake/rivers wouldn’t survive as they would become food for the whales, eventually the whales would die too) Answers will vary but this helps students understand the unique interactions of every habitat.
Why do you think so many plants and animals are becoming instinct? (pollution, building, fires, over crowding…)
In your opinion, what is the best habitat to live in and why?