Habitat Web

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In this activity, learners explore the web of connections among living and non-living things. During this activity, learners have an opportunity to think about many different interactions within an ecosystem. In addition, this activity illustrates the interconnections of all living things. Use this activity as an introduction to more complex issues, such as the effects of drought, exotic species, pesticides and habitat loss. This activity includes adaptations for learners with hearing disabilities, learning/cognitive disabilities, motor disabilities, or visual disabilities.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:

English, Spanish

Materials List (per group of students)

  • Ball of yarn
  • Large index cards or construction paper
  • String or pins


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
      • Populations
      • Human Impact

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment


Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access