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Habitats and Microhabitats

A Wonderful Microhabitats Powerpoint - Use this to help you make your own poster about three mini beasts of your choice.

Explore different habitats in your garden and in the wider local area. 

Most living things live in habitats to which they are suited.  Can you find different examples of them? 

How do different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants?  How do they depend on each other?

Home Sweet Habitat:

How would a Polar Bear do if you put it in the desert? Not well. But why? Why can't anything live anywhere?

Identifying the natural habitats of animals

Science monkey superhero Dr Brain and a team of young scientists identify some of the natural habitats of different animals.

A habitat is a place where an organism lives. An organism is another word for a living thing, including plants and animals. Some organisms can be found in lots of different habitats, while others can only survive in one type of habitat. A habitat must provide everything that an organism needs to survive, otherwise the organism will not be able to live there and will die. For example, the habitat may be too hot, too cold, or too dry, or there might not be enough food. Sometimes, if an organism is taken out of its natural habitat and placed into a different one, it will die. Similarly, if a habitat changes, perhaps due to human activity, this can cause organisms to die

Can you match each animal to their habitat?

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