Who Needs a Habitat

Who Needs a Habitat

Ages K-3rd Grade

Join us in an exhilarating exploration of the natural world! Who needs a habitat? Birds, bears, bugs, and, of course, your curious students! Explore the components of habitats – food, water, shelter, and space – while actively engaging with invertebrates and their homes. Your class will unravel the pivotal roles these incredible creatures play in ecosystems, both globally and right in your own backyard. It’s a hands-on adventure that will leave your students buzzing with excitement and a newfound appreciation for the world around them!

Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Science Content Standards

  • SC.K.2.1 To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light.
  • SC.K.3.2 Plants and animals meet their needs in their habitats and impact one another; people can prepare for severe weather.
  • SC.1.2.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.
  • SC.2.2.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places.
  • SC.3.2.2 Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves and cope with changes.
  • SC.3.2.3 Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops.

Next Generation Science Standards

  • K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
  • 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
  • 3-LS4-3 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.