In-Class Ideas

(Grade 4: Science) “Make A Penguin Habitat/Anti-Habitat” – Lost Penguin Back In His Natural Habitat


Article: Lost Penguin Back In His Natural Habitat
By Joyce Grant

Happy Feet in New Zealand; image: Department of Conservation/Richard Gill







Activity: Make a Penguin Habitat/Anti-Habitat
By Jonathan Tilly

1. Using plasticine, create a model of a habit or an anti-habitat for “Happy Feet”

Curriculum connections
Demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life (OME, Science: 3.1)

Identify factors (e.g., availability of water or food, amount of light, type of weather) that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat; (OME, Science: 3.3).