Exploring Micro-Habitats: Life Under Logs

Description

This video shows many animals that live in the microhabitats under logs.

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Lesson

Printable Materials

Exploring Micro-Habitats (PDF) Lesson Plan

Discussion

1. What is a habitat?

2. How can you explore log habitats without hurting the animals?

3. Whats the difference between lizards and salamanders?

4. Besides a log, describe another micro habitat smaller than a backpack.

5. Write a paragraph about amphibians. What is an amphibian?

Standard

2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

Students who demonstrate understanding can: Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Disciplinary Core Ideas LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.

Science and Engineering Practices: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems in K-2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to simple investigations, based on fair tests, which provide data to support explanations or design solutions. Make observations (firsthand or from media) to collect data which can be used to make comparisons.