Students will be able to identify and describe the different habitats that animals live in.
Introduce the lesson by asking students to think about what kinds of things animals might need to survive.
Write “What Animals Need” on the board. Encourage students to think about similarities between people and animals. Prompt students as needed by asking: Where do animals (e.g. dog/cat) like to rest? What do animals eat? Do animals need anything to stay safe from predators?
Instruct students to Think-Pair-Share. Have students sit knee to knee with a partner. Allow a minute of silent think time to consider each prompt. At your signal, students should take turns sharing a response to each prompt.
Call the class back together, and invite a few volunteers to share their thinking with the whole group. Record student ideas under the heading "What Animals Need."
Explain that animals all live in something called a habitat, which is what we call the most ideal or natural home of that animal.