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Habitats and Microhabitats

A habitat is an environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time to find a mate. The habitat contains all an animal needs to survive such as food and shelter. A microhabitat is a small area which differs somehow from the surrounding habitat. Its unique conditions may be home to unique species that may not be found in the larger region. Unfortunately, some habitats are threatened by pollution, extreme weather, or deforestation. This puts many of the species that live there in danger and is causing many populations to decline.

Explore different types of habitats and microhabitats with this curated collection of classroom resources.

grades

5, 6, 7, 8

subjects

Biology, Ecology, Physical Geography

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