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Some aquatic organisms live in open water, while some live in soil at the bottom of a body of water.
In this arts and crafts activity about animals and animal characteristics, learners will design animal hats and role-play as animals.
In this family or group inquiry activity, learners use their senses to explore a local forest or woodland.
In this online Flash game, learners will explore a coral reef using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
In this outdoor activity, learners find, count and compare as many different kinds of animals as they can find in two different areas: a managed lawn and a weedy area.
In this activity, learners work in small groups to match various marine animals with their different environments.
In this creative activity, learners will find out what makes an insect an insect by studying examples of insect adaptations and by examining why there are so many different types of insects.
The goal of this activity is to design, build and test a house or toy for an animal.
In this creativity-based activity, learners imagine what the Earth will look like in the near and distant future, then design their own future habitat and creatures that may live there.
In this data activity, learners will compare and contrast fish communities, diversity and habitats in U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.
In this outdoor activity and game, learners explore how animals adapt for survival through coloration, markings and camouflage.
In this activity, learners investigate feeding relationships. Learners complete a food web and then make a mobile to represent a food chain.
In this activity, learners observe live fish in tanks to consider how their body structures are related to their behaviors and habitats.
In this activity, learners observe tide pool animals in a touch tank to consider how they survive.
In this activity, learners help identify native and non-native plant species, learn about invasive species, and determine how native plants provide a healthier habitat.
Learners use a variety of beans to represent a variety of species, and scatter these beans over a large piece of paper representing the environment.
During this interactive "survival" game, students learn about the importance of camouflage and how it helps animals to blend into their surroundings, as either predator or prey.
Learners create a model of a wetland to observe how it absorbs and filters water from the environment.
In this activity (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs.