Life Science

S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat.

a. Differentiate between habitats of Georgia (mountains, marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont, Atlantic Ocean) and the organisms that live there.

b. Identify features of green plants that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia.

c. Identify features of animals that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia.

d. Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is changed.




Resources


Project Noah - Used to explore and document wildlife throughout the world. Images are tagged with information about the organism, to include habitat. When you click on an image, it takes you to a page with the image, a description, a suggested ID section, a comments section, the photographer's name and location, and a Google map showing the location. There is a map section that allows you to see all of the tags in a given location, so students could click on a tag in the Chattahoochee National Forest and get information about an organism living there. (S3L1a, b, c)

http://www.projectnoah.org/

Habitats of Georgia -(S3L1a, b) Georgia Museum of Natural History - View a slideshow of each of Georgia's habitats. Each slideshow provides great information and images specific to each habitat.


Georgia Habitats-(S3L1a, b) TeacherTube video provides an overview of the five habitats including plants, animals, and climate of each.

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=152755&title=Georgia_Habitats