Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Animals, Habitats, and Basic Needs! - Section 3: Wrap Up


Allowing students to work together in groups of similar habitats allowed the students to develop a better conceptual understanding. The students were able to identify other living things that live in their habitat to help deepen their understanding of how the habitat meets the needs of more than one living thing. The students were also able to identify how their living thing could serve as a basic need for another living organism. They were able to identify this by conversing in their groups. Students shared what their living organism needed to survive and at times this consisted of another groups member's organism. This was surprising to some of the students.

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Animals, Habitats, and Basic Needs!

Unit 4: Natural Resources and Human Needs
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to explain that organisms live in habitats that provide their basic needs.

Big Idea: Students will research a living thing that they are not familiar with to determine it's basic needs and present their research to the class.

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Science, Technology and Engineering, invasive species, habitats, animal, natural resources, food, fuel
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