Badgers Class Habitats Home Learning
A habitat is a place where a collection of plants and animals live and which provides them with food and shelter.
Seashores, gardens and ponds are all examples of habitats. Habitats can be big (a forest, for example) or small (a leaf, for example).
How plants and animals adapt: Animals and plants are adapted to their habitats. This means that they have special features that help them to survive.
Animals suiting their habitat: The animals and plants in one habitat are suited to live there and may not be able to survive in other habitats. A woodland owl, for example, would not survive in a desert habitat.
When a habitat changes, the animals and plants that live there are affected. For example, when pond weed is removed from a pond, the fish and snails that live on the pond weed for food may find it hard to survive.
Choose a British wild animal to investigate
1. Find two features which help your animal adapt to its environment.
2. Why do these two features help your animal in this habitat?
3. In your own words write a definition for the word ‘habitat’.
Use words and pictures to present your answers in an interesting way.