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Habitat Hunt

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3rd Grade Habitat Hunt



In this science unit on habitats students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.


Step #1 Read the definition below


What is a habitat?


The area where a plant or animal lives is called its habitat.


There are many different types of habitats.

We will be looking at: desert,grasslands, ocean, tropical rainforests, tundra and the coral reef.


Click the Links below for an interactive overview


This is an internet URLHabitats_Hitchams


This is an internet URLPlants and Animals_BNSC




Step#2 Taking Notes


What are some things we want to learn about in each habitat?


Click on the link below to open up a sheet you can take notes on!




Habitat Hunt.doc 




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Watch the video above to see what each habitat looks like!


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Click above to put animals in their habitats

What Kind of Animal is This?
In these games , kids need to be able to tell the difference between mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, and other kinds of animals. Each game is full of animations, sounds, and fun!
Required screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher. Need help? Click here.
Features: Fish, Mammal, Bird, Crustacean, Mollusk, Reptile
Features: Mammal, Reptile,
Amphibian, Insect, Bird
Features: Mammal, Bird,
Reptile, Insect
Features: Mammal, Bird,
Reptile, Insect, Arachnid, Fish
Features: Mammal, Bird,
Amphibian, Reptile, Insect

Have feedback? Have an idea or suggestion for the Kid's Corner? We'd love to hear it. Email us!
Also try:

For help with the different kids of animals, visit our animal pages for illustrated and fun ways to learn about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish!

Create an Animal Forest

Animal Forest Movie

Create a Jungle

Animal Jungle Game




http://switchzoo.com/games/habitatgame.htm   Build a habitat online
http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/habitat/ Magic School bus Habitat Match  


Animal Safari

Match the names of these animals to their pictures.

Zoo Crew

Find out what different groups of animals are called in this vocabulary game.

Animal Tracks

Match the footprints to the animals that make them.

Jungle Crusaders

Kids can answer questions about the world's famous mountains, deserts and oceans in this geography game. read more



Jump, splash, and play as a dolphin in this arcade-style game. read more


Animal Homes

Animal Homes

Help these critters find their natural habitats in Animal Homes. read more





Under each of the habitats you will find websites that will help you answer the questions on your sheet!


Click on the icon below to open up your worksheet'.


Go to each website. Copy and paste the answers under the questions!


This is an internet URLHabitats_Hitchams


This is an internet URLPlants and Animals_BNSC





  Save your work on your Home drive or in your Folder






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http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/deserts.php temperatures.






http://www.desertusa.com/du_plantsurv.html desert plants


http://www.cvwd.org/archive/lush&eff/ desert plants






http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/desert/desert.shtml desert animals






















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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/grassland/grassland.shtml Grassland animals with Printouts






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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/oceanlife.shtml ocean animlas









                    Tropical RainForest


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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/animals/Rfbiomeanimals.shtml good info pictures of plants and animals




picture game






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                   Coral Reef



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Interactive learning activities


Great Habitat Match Up

 Magic School Bus






Interactive Food Chains





Food Chain Quiz




Sneak Peek-Chain ReactionPlay!


The order that animals feed on other plants and animals is called a food chain.

Do you think you can put a food chain together?

Click below to give it a try and learn why every animal within a food chain is so important.




Interactive learning activities

Practice quiz to help you study



Food Chains and Food Web Quiz


Find the Animals  Learn animal names in English and Spanish


Meaning of Words



Herbivore - an animal that eats plants. Carnivore - an animal that eats other animals. Omnivore - an animal that eats both plants and animals eg bears and humans.



Producer - usually a green plant that produces its own food by photosynthesis Primary Consumer - Animals that consume only plant matter. They are herbivores - eg rabbits, caterpillars, cows, sheep, and deer.Secondary Consumer - Animals that eat primary consumers (herbivores). Tertiary Consumer - Animals that eat secondary consumers ie carnivores that feed on other carnivores.




Predators - kill for food. They are either secondary or tertiary consumers - eg polar bears, golden eagles Prey - are the organisms that predators feed on. Examples of predator and prey species are: fox and rabbit; blue tit and caterpillar; wolf and lamb

Scavenger - a consumer that eats dead animals (e.g. crab, crow, vulture, buzzard and hyena. ) Detritivore - a consumer that obtains its nutrients from detritus Decomposer - an organism such as bacteria and fungi that breaks down dead organisms and their wastes. . (They do not 'eat' the food like scavengers, as they have no mouth-parts. Instead they break down solid matter into liquids which they can absorb.) Examples: bacteria and some fungi. Trophic Level - A trophic level is each level in a food chain. Matter is always 'lost' as heat energy at each trophic level. Basal Energy Requirement (B.E.R.) - the amount of energy used by an organism's body just to keep alive, when no food is being digested and no muscular work is being done.








Pick one


1. Create a shoe box habitat (biome)


2. Use Photostory to import pictures of your habitat


3. Create a list of animals and plants in your habitat


4. Create a rap or song for your habitat

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