In this unit, the student will learn about unique grasslands habitats. They will discover that grasslands have certain defining characteristics, but that there are different variations throughout the world. This unit introduces the terms that are used to describe grasslands on different continents, such as savannah, prairie, and pampas. Children will also learn about the variety of plants and animals that make the grasslands their home and the characteristics that help them thrive there. This unit should take one week to complete, depending on how many days a week you do science.
|What are Grasslands?|
This site provides a basic introduction to the characteristics of a grasslands habitat.
|Plants in the Grasslands||(no rating)|
This site has an introduction to the dominant plants found in the world's grassland habitats.
|Meet the Animals of the Grasslands||(no rating)|
This site provides an overview of the animals that live in grassland habitats.
|What is a Grassland?||(no rating)|
This site provides a basic introduction to the characteristics of the grasslands biome.
|Where are the World's Grasslands?||(no rating)|
This site provides a good general world map showing where grasslands are located throughout the world.
|Different Names, Same Biome||(no rating)|
This site is another introduction to grasslands and includes explanations of the different terms used to describe the biome throughout the world, along with information on the animals that live in this biome.
|Mini Grasslands Habitat|
This site provides directions for creating a mini grasslands habitat in a terrarium.
|Grassland Birds||(no rating)|
Draw a grassland and show some birds that live there.
|Prairie Animals||(no rating)|
Learn about prairie animals as you make a poster of your favorites.
|Grassland Diorama||(no rating)|
Make a fun diorama of a grassland in this hands-on acitivity.
|Do These Animals Belong Here?||(no rating)|
In this online interactive game, students are asked to determine if and why certain animals could live in grassland habitats.
|African Elephant Coloring Page||(no rating)|
This page provides a printable picture of the African elephant, as well as information about the animal.
|American Bison Coloring Page||(no rating)|
This site provides a printable coloring page of this American prairie species, along with information about the animal.
|Create a Prairie Online||(no rating)|
This interactive website allows students to create their own American prairie, adding physical features and plants and animals.
|Discover the Animals||(no rating)|
This website features a colorful picture of a grasslands habitat and information about the animals living there.
|The World of Grasslands||(no rating)|
This video explains the characteristics of temperate grasslands, including the variety of terms used throughout the world.
|Grassland Photos||(no rating)|
Scroll through the seven pictures on this website to see grassland landscapes and some of the animals that live there.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: