Habitats teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about habitats, the environment and adaptations (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Habitats and adaptations

Habitats and adaptations of organisms

GCSE and KS3 worksheet on adaptations and habitats. Students are given an imaginary scenario where various species have been washed up in different habitats of the World e.g. polar bears in the desert. Students need to consider the various biotic and abiotic factors of the habitat and then explain why the organism is not adapted for that habitat. Finally, students design an organism that is adapted to live in the tidal rock pools of the U.K. If you would like the original PowerPoint file please contact me.

A great example of an adaptation from the arctic ground squirrel which can drop its body temperature below freezing.

Adaptation and natural selection

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  1. Carbon cycle
  2. Ecological terms
  3. Food chains
  4. Habitats
  5. Nitrogen cycle
  6. Sampling techniques and fieldwork