- Easier - Animal
homes are specific places within their habitat
where an animal lives such as a den, nest, or
- Harder - Animal
habitats are the landforms in which a specific
animal prefers to live. Some animals prefer
woodland, others prairies, and many can live only
in ponds, rivers, lakes, or streams. Many animals
live underground or in crevices or caverns.
- Animal homes vary from dens, burrows, hollow
logs, galls on plants and trees, and numerous types
of nests. Look for signs of animal homes by
listening for animal sounds such as birds singing ,
the rustling of animal movement, and the sounding
of alarms. Observe tracks and trails found in mud,
sand, or snow. Notice feeding signs such as chew
marks on plants, animal remains, and droppings or
scat. Look for traces of feathers, fur, antlers,
shells, and skins. By learning about the habits and
characteristics of animals, you will be able to
locate and identify many of their homes.
- Beaver lodges. Prairie dog burrows. Rabbit
warrens. Bee hives. These are all homes that
animals build to protect themselves and their young
from predators and the weather.
- Related Website:
- 2) Animal Homes http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=3804
Homes from Kidport Reference
- Animals live in different kinds of homes from
holes in the ground, to caves, to nests and trees.
Come explore where some animals live.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Animal Contents http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/bb_site_intro/stage1_Modules/shelter/animalcontents.html
- 3) Animal Homes http://www.kidport.com/Grade1/Science/AnimalHomes.htm
- 4) More animals http://perrynet.stark.k12.oh.us/webunits/Gifted/Animals/page2.html
and Burrowing Animal Printouts from
- Here is a large collection of printouts of
animals that live underground for all or much of
- Whether you live in an old abandoned shell, use
nature's Velcro to make your home, or hang upside
down in a barn, everyone needs a home.
- After visiting several of the websites
for this 'Animal Homes' theme, complete
one or more of these related
- Learn with the Habitats Game.
Different animals including humans like to
live in locations that suit their needs.
Learn as you complete each of the
Games from Active Science.
Explore them all.
- Complete An Animal Home
WebQuest. Follow or adapt the
procedures found at the following webQuest
sites; Where Do Animals Live? (Grade K) by
- Match Animals with Their Home.
Follow the instructions that you find for
Homes, (2) Jungle
Habitats, (3) Habitats,
and Match and (5) Animal
Homes. You also might want to take the
online quiz at Animal
Lairs or Homes - Where Do They live?
- List the Names of Animal Homes.
Animals have different homes with
different names. See how many different
names for animal homes you can list. See
if you can identify more than you find at
- Create Wildlife Habitats in Your
Backyard. Take a walk in your own
backyard, garden, or a nearby park. Can
you find any evidence of animal homes?
Find out about improving animal habitats
Wildlife Habitat from the National
- Construct an Animal Home Model.
Using clay, sticks, rocks, and other
natural materials, create a a model of one
of the animal homes you learned
- Write A Classified Ad for an Animal
Home. Read some classified ads for
homes in a newspaper. Then pick an animal
and write a classified ad that describes
an animal's home.
- Observe Animal Homes. Hike
outdoors in your backyard, neighborhood
parks, wherever possible. Keep a nature
journal in which you 'collect' animal
homes. Include a sketch, brief
description, and try to identify the
animal resident. If you have access to a
camera, you might include photographs - -
but continue to include your own
- Websites By Kids For Kids
- This site showcases a number of student reports
on animal homes.
Homes (Grade 1) from Roye-Williams
- This interactive site tests your knowledge
about animal homes.
are Researching Animals and Animal
- Find out about some animals and where they
Do Animals Live? from Elanora Heights
- Visit this research page from an Australian
school and learn where some of their animals
- More Animal Homes Websites
from Sir Robert Hitcham's Primary
- Click on a habitat to learn what kinds of
animals live there.
- Related Website:
- 2) Exploring Pond Habitats http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/pondexplorer/pond-cross.html
- Websites For Teachers
- Here is a bibliographic list of titles
available from one library system.
Homes from School Express
- Here you find a number of worksheets on
badgers, beaver, rabbits, squirrels, and gorillas
for a unit about animal homes.
- Other Worksheet Printouts:
- 2) Animal Homes http://www.geocities.com/elementaryworksheets/science/anhoms.html
- 3) Animal Homes2 http://www.parkseducation.org/park_natives/ad5-btm.htm
Mobile Homes from Houghton
- In this activity, children will create mobiles
with facts about animal homes.
an Animal be Homeless? (Grade K)
- It is important for students to know that
animals have homes and families just as they do and
it is also important for students to know that they
can help contribute to or help prevent homelessness
Needs a Home' - Project Wild (Grade1) from
AskERIC Lesson Plans
- Animals need a place in which to find food and
water. They also need enough space in which to live
and find the food, water and shelter they need. The
major purpose of this activity is for students to
realize that animals need a home.
Homes (Grades 1-3)
- Through observation, comparison, and evaluation
of a habitat, students make predictions regarding
appearances of animal homes.
Plans (Grades 3-8)
- Students identify the various kinds of natural
materials used in making a nest and evaluate the
amount of effort expended.
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