Join Rosie Girl Veronica as she talks about different types of habitats and how humans and animals adapt them to meet their needs!

A successful animal habitat provides four things: food, water, shelter, and protection. And there are five different types of habitats on earth (based on biomes):

  • Aquatic
  • Grassland
  • Tundra
  • Desert
  • Forest

Want to evaluate habitats at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview and follow the instructions below!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1

Get outside! Identify an animal habitat around you. Remember the four elements that a successful habitat provides: food, water, shelter, and protection.

Step 2

Identify what type of habitat you found. What animal lives there? How has it adapted the habitat to meet its needs? Conversely, how might the animal itself adapt to live successfully in the habitat?

Step 3

What type of habitat is it: aquatic, grassland, tundra, desert, or forest? To read more about these types of habitats, visit ThoughtCo!

Step 4

Think about what habitat you live in! How does your habitat compare to others? How have you adapted your habitat to meet your need for food, protection, water, etc.?