Forest Habitat


Project Idea:

The project starts by learning about living and non-living things. Then, we compared and contrasted living and non-living things and came to the conclusion that living things have needs to survive. After investigating, we found that living things live where their needs can be met. This is called a habitat. A habitat is a home to many animals and plants. Students went on a nature walk and found deer tracks. This is what sparked the question why do deer live near.

Driving Question:

Why do deer live near?

Key Knowledge:

Next Generation Science Standards: KINDERGARTEN

Distinguish between living and nonliving things and verify what living things need to survive (e.g., animals needing food, water, and air; plants needing nutrients, water, sunlight, and air). CCRSS#3

Construct a model of a natural habitat (e.g., terrarium, ant farm, diorama) conducive to meeting the needs of plants and animals native to Alabama. CCRSS#5

Entry Event:

Kindergarten students went on a nature walk to observe.

Major Culminating Projects:

Assessment Strategies:

Kindergarten made a diorama of the forest habitat.

Kindergarten wrote about an animal.

Kindergarten sorted cards into living and non-living things.

Kindergarten grew plants.

Culminating Projects:

I can distinguish between living and non living things.

I can define habitat.

I can identify forest animals.

I can construct a habitat.

I can investigate why animals and plants live in the forest habitat.

I can write about a forest animal.

I can use technology to find animal pictures.

2016 Innovative Teaching & Learning Showcase

Thursday, March 10th, 4-6:30pm

Childersburg High School, Childersburg, AL, United States

Childersburg, AL