Life Science: Habitats
Students examine their own basic needs and the needs of other living things around them. They explore the school building and neighborhood to determine how these areas meet their own needs. They then study some of the small creatures they find on the school grounds and the physical factors that affect these creatures' habitats. Finally, students invite an organism into the classroom for several days of close observation to determine what behaviors and adaptation of the organism allow it to meet its needs in its particular habitat.