Learning about the world’s habitats is fun and engaging with these interactive mini-books and manipulatives. Simple text and realistic art offer children a glimpse into coral reefs, deserts, caves, rain forests, and more, and give them an understanding of how various animals and plants are adapted to these habitats. Teacher pages include background information, easy how-to’s, extension activities, and print and Web resources. A great way to introduce children to science and nonfiction!
The content in this book meets life science curriculum standards, including:
• plants and animals need certain resources for energy and growth (e.g., food, water, light, air) • living things are found almost everywhere in the world, and distinct environments support the life of different types of plants and animals • organization of simple food chains and food webs • the transfer of energy (e.g., through the consumption of food) is essential to all living organisms • an organism’s patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism’s environment • changes in the environment can have different effects on different organisms • all organisms (including humans) cause changes in their environments, and these changes can be beneficial or detrimental