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A game for learning about natural habitats .
 

GAME:
HABITAT BREAKDOWN

 

An elementary science teaching game on habitats.

 

Learning Objectives:

The following is a game which will help students to understand how insects/organisms are impacted by factors that are essential to an organism's survival in a particular habitat.

 

They will understand how lacking just one element of the habitat ( food, water, shelter, space ) can affect the organism's chances of survival.

Grades:

2nd Grade - 3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 
 

 

Game - Habitat Breakdown

Ask the students to imagine themselves as insects. In order to survive they must collect food, find water, find shelter and a place with enough space to live.

Distribute different colored strips of paper around the classroom. The codes are : Red - shelter, Green - food, Blue - water, Brown - space.

In order to survive the activity, each student must collect 1 red paper, 3 green strips of paper, 2 blue strips of paper, and 1 brown strip of paper in 30 seconds.

After all the strips have been collected. see which students have collected the correct number of each color. Those who haven't would be the first insects to die.

Discuss the game and the implications of not having the necessary elements for survival in a habitat. Ask the students to observe the habitat they chose in their local area to determine how the organisms that live there meet their basic need to survive.

 

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