NAME: Jody Billiard
DATE: February 22, 2010
Topic: This is the second of five lessons on the subject of animal habitats. This
lesson will help students understand the definition of habitat and will introduce
them to the various habitats and life forms living on our planet.
Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.
Be able to define what a habitat is and give examples of specific types of
Practice skill of note taking.
Standard 1 Nature of Science:
Goal 1.6: Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
Standard 3: Writing Process:
Goal 3.1: Acquire Prewriting skills
Introduction: As an introduction to animal habitats I will read the poem,
“Habitats” by Meish Goldish. Students will then brainstorm and discuss their
ideas regarding habitats. I will then provide them with the definition that a
habitat is the home of a plant or animal and it provides them with everything it
needs to live. Specific habitats to be studied include desert, ocean, freshwater,
grassland, forest, rainforest and arctic/Antarctic.
1. We will then fill out a classroom response chart on what plants and
animals need to live.
2. Students will watch PowerPoint presentation on animal habitats. As they
are watching the PowerPoint they will take notes on each specific habitat
and the types of animals that live there.
3. Students will then compare and contrast the various habitats through
4. As an evaluation, students will then complete a worksheet activity on
Habitats By Meish Goldish
Home, sweet home!
Home, sweet animal home!
Birds like to rest
In a twiggy nest.
A big brown bear
Prefers a lair.
Bats love to rave
About their cave!
Monkeys swing free
High I a tree!
The tiny frog
Lives on a log.
Chipmunks are found
In a hole in the ground.
Home in a thicket?
A lion would pick it!
The crab lives well
In an empty shell.
A hive will please
A family of bees.
Is your home the home
For dogs or cats?