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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

My Little Habitat

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will discuss and compare plants, animals, and their surroundings in deserts, oceans/ beaches, and rainforests. Students will examine hands-on materials from all habitats combined and sort materials by their habitat. Students will use their selections to create habitats in plastic boxes. For example, a student might create a rain forest habitat using soil, plants, rocks, relevant rubber animals, and photos of animals.
Overview
Topic: Biodiversity and Humans
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of the physical features and life in deserts, beaches, and rain forests
  • A comparison of the climates of deserts, beaches and rainforests
Objective
After completing this activity, students should be able to describe the physical features of deserts, beaches, and rain forests. Students should be able to describe the relative climate of each, as well as list some of the animal life found in each locale.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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