Observing Your Habitat

I love teaching habitats in the warm months. We can go OUTSIDE and observe an actual habitat. We do this using wire hangers which we bend into a square like shape. We talk about the safety expectations of course, and the outside rules for our science class. We then go out into a well defined area and observe our habitats.

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Each student is responsible for looking closely at their habitat. I normally give students one minutes to walk and find a area they want to lay their hanger down at. Then I give them 5 to 10 minutes to really look and record their findings. We are looking for living and non-living things.

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If a student is really wanting to look at something up close, I will let them use magnifying lenses. We have also taken tweezers out with petri dishes to gather specimen to look at under the microscopes in the past.

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Happy Science!!!

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