Curriculum subtopic: Habitat Needs. Difficulty level:. There are many different places where we can find living things. The place that a plant or animal is best suited to and where it is most likely to find everything it needs to survive is called its habitat. A habitat is where a living thing makes its home. For an animal such as a whale, it can be as big as the ocean, or for a tiny insect it might be the damp soil under a rock.
As summer arrives, many playgrounds begin to buzz with wildlife. Enjoy outdoor learning with these fun ideas for teaching about habitats. This week the Guardian Teacher Network is giving you a reason to step out of the classroom with a selection of fun ideas and resources for learning and teaching about different natural habitats. Capture imaginations by turning key stage 1 students into habitat hunters with the help of this lesson plan by the RSPCA.
Need help? How to videos Why join? What is a habitat? Children are introduced to all kinds of habitats in primary school, from arid deserts to lush rainforests and vast oceans.
Look at a live spider, a dead spider and a toy spider. What are some of the differences between the live spider and the dead one? And the dead spider and the toy one? How can we work out what's alive and not alive? Is it sometimes difficult to tell?