2nd Grade- Animal Habitats
Synchronous Learning: Lesson #1
Engage: Show students three different habitats.
Ask: What animals may make this area their habitat? Explain your thinking.
Ask: What things would the animals have here that they need to survive?
Ask: What animals would not make this area their home? Explain your thinking.
Ask: Why did the animal choose that location?
Ask: What natural resources does that animal use (rocks, soil, water, sticks, etc.)?
Ask: Where does the animal get its food?
Ask: What physical characteristics of that animal help it survive and adapt in that location?
Explore: Students will explore their outdoor area to determine if their area could provide a habitat for bears.
Can a bear survive in your environment? Explore outdoors to support your claim with three reasons.
Synchronous Learning: Lesson #2
Explain: Students will share their claims with evidence they found through their outdoor exploration.
Ask: What does a bear need to survive?
Ask: Do bears rely on other animals to survive?
Ask: Do bears rely on plants?
Ask: What non-living things to bears rely on for survival?
Elaborate: Show students a news story about bear sightings near where they live.
Ask: Why do you think bears are often found in campgrounds or neighborhoods?
Ask: What can we do to help support bears that wander into neighborhoods or camp areas?
Ask: What impact do bears have on our environment and ecosystem? Are they positive or negative for the environment?