Needs of Plants and Animals - Wanted

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The Wanted activity can also be found within the Needs of Plants and Animals - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Needs of Plants and Animals bundle here.

During the Wanted activity, which is ideal for K-1, students will be using a picture of a burrow to hypothesize what animals could have made such a home in the grasslands. Probing questions help them understand that living things are valued in many ways, e.g., as part of a community that exists on the prairies, for shelter, as a food source, etc.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Understand and explain the environment/habitat for various plants and animals
  • Identify examples of how plants and/or animals are able to modify their environment to meet their needs

Additional resources included with the activity plan: 

  • Student worksheet
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Outside view of habitat picture
  • Burrowing owl in its habitat picture
  • Animals that live nearby picture
  • Nesting sites picture