By Haley Meador EDU 625 Summer 2011 Habitats • Where an animal or plant lives • Where it gets food • Where it gets water Different Habitats • Desert • Woodland • Ponds • Streams Desert • Gets little rain • Is extremely hot and dry or extremely cold • Not many plants or animals Light • Very bright • No shade Moisture • Very little rain • Not many ponds or lakes Temperature • Very hot during the day • Very cold at night Plants • Store water and use it later • Cactus/Cacti • Yucca • Saguaro Cactus Animals • Get water from food • Many are nocturnal • Lizards • Insects • Birds • Reptiles Camels • Humps have fat • They can use it for energy Good at walking in sand Shelter in sandstorms Sahara Desert • World’s biggest desert • 3 ½ million square miles Cold Deserts • Gobi Desert in Asia • Antarctica Woodland • Lots of trees • Plenty of water • Variety of plants and animals Light • Lots of shade Moisture • Moist • Often has ponds or streams Temperature • Varies, depending on where the woodland is Plants • Trees • Shrubs • Rich dirt because of fallen leaves Animals • Deer • Insects • Birds • Wild cats • Foxes • Bears • Snakes • Rabbits Pond • Small freshwater habitat • Things live in the water, on the water, and around the water Light • Lots of light • Some shade around the edges • Shade under the water Moisture • Very moist/wet, even in the dirt around a pond Temperature • Varies, like the temperature around the pond • Water is cooler than the air Plants • Water plants • Water lilies, bulrushes • Animals use plants as shelter • Insects use plants as food Animals • Frogs • Birds • Otters • Insects • Turtles • Fish Streams • Freshwater that moves through an area • Empties into a larger body of water • Often have rocks Light • Usually bright, but bordered by shade Moisture • Moist/wet • Running water Temperature • Temperature varies, depending on the area Plants • Trees and low plant lining the banks • Ferns Animals • Beavers • Frogs • Fish • Other pond animals Let’s Play A Game! Click on Picture Below Let's see how much you know! • Remember the pictures. • Think about what we talked about. • Think about what you learned. Which of the habitats was the driest? • Pond • Desert • Woodland • Stream Which habitat was the wettest? • Stream • Pond • Desert • Woodland Which habitat has the largest animals living in it? • Pond • Stream • Woodland • Desert Which habitat would be the hardest to find food in? • Stream • Woodland • Pond • Desert Draw two types of animals you can find in a pond and in a stream. What would a bear at a stream eat? Draw a picture below Which habitat would be the hardest for a human to live in? Why? Which habitat would you rather live in? Why?
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