The last part of the Life Cycle series is the study of the natural environment, distinguishing land and water environments and its living organisms. The study of the natural environment is broken into two parts: habitats and food chains. This post is all about the organism’s habitats.
The two major environments that we talked about are those organisms that live on land and those that live in the marine environment (water). To illustrate this, I took out two containers, the first one is filled with water and the other with oatmeal that represents land. Here Mavi sorts out the animal figures, for water and land animals.
Points to discuss here:
- difference between land and water animals ex: animals with feet and fins
- land have trees and grasses while marine animals enjoy seaweeds
- land is dry with extreme temperatures while marine environment does not have extreme temperatures
As we talked about the land environments, we revisit our study of habitats. The land environment have forests, deserts and grasslands.
You can get the Animal Habitat Cards here. Using our definition cards, we talked about the weather conditions of each habitat, how the animals survive or cope up with their environment, what they eat and also discuss plants that grows on each habitat.
Mavi also tried to recreate the habitats, inspired by sensory bins.
The marine environment on the other hand can be shallow and deep salt water.
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Though we cannot recreate the marine environment, we will have a few trips in the seaside for this next for a hands-on learning (since we’re going to a tropical country!).
During the course of the lesson, I emphasized the meaning of the following words for vocabulary and let Mavi to practice writing it on a paper:
Next week, we’ll talk about food chains. This would be the first time I’ll introduce the subject to Mavi so this would be interesting as well. We’ll be using our animal figures to illustrate chains and food webs :D Can’t wait!More Science activities here: Follow Pinay Homeschooler's board Science on Pinterest.