Years 1 & 2 Habitat Project.


We are learning about animals that live in these habitats:


Deserts
Deserts are places that get hardly any rain. They can be very hot during the day and cold at night, but Antarctica is also a desert because it doesn't rain there.

Oceans, Seas, rock-pools and coral reefs.
Oceans are huge salty bodies of water. There are many seas in the world but only five oceans
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Southern Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean.

Wetlands, Rivers and Ponds
Wetlands, rivers and ponds have fresh water so they are good places for animals to live. Animals often gather at a waterhole to drink and feed because carnivores can catch prey and there are lots of plants for herbivores to eat.

Forests and Grasslands
Grasslands are places where it rains, but not too much. There are many kinds of grasses growing there, but not very many trees and they don't grow close together.

Forests are places where there is plenty of rain to make trees grow well. There are many trees and they grow close together. Rainforests are a special kind of forest.

Rainforests
Rainforests are a special kind of forest. There are four parts to a rainforest. Different creatures live in the different parts.
rainforest_layers.jpg
Rainforest layers (Source: http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/environment/Envir00_01/p4/arspd4/layers.htm)



Our search plan

Where does the animal live?
What does it look like?
What does it eat?
What body parts does it use to attack or defend?