Chapter Name: Habitat
Activity Name: Identify organism in Habitat
The experiment aims to identify various organisms and determine the places where they are most commonly found.
The organisms will be categorized into four columns: “Under the ground,” “On the ground,” “In/On water,” and “Some other place.” The participants will observe each organism and place their names in the appropriate column(s) based on where they are commonly found.
- Table or chart with four columns: “Under the ground,” “On the ground,” “In/On water,” and “Some other place”
- Notebook or paper to record observations
Step by Step Procedure:
- Set up the table or chart with the four columns in your notebook or on a separate sheet of paper.
- Observe each organism provided and determine where they are commonly found.
- Write the name of each organism in the appropriate box according to their most common habitat. You may place an organism in more than one column if it can be found in multiple habitats.
- Start by filling in the examples provided in the table. For instance, the snake can be found “On the ground” and “Some other place” (mention the specific place if known).
- Enrich the list by adding as many organisms as you can think of and placing them in the appropriate columns based on their habitats.
- Snake: On the ground, Some other place (e.g., forest, grassland)
- Earthworm: Under the ground
- Cat: Some other place (e.g., homes, neighborhoods)
- Lotus: In/On water
- Sparrow: Some other place (e.g., trees, gardens)
- Handle the organisms, if necessary, with care and follow ethical guidelines for handling living creatures.
- Do not disturb the natural habitats of the organisms during the experiment.
- Observe the organisms from a safe distance, especially if dealing with potentially harmful species.
Lesson Learnt from Experiment:
Through this experiment, we can understand the diverse habitats of different organisms. We can observe that some organisms can be found in multiple habitats, indicating their adaptability and versatility.
It also highlights the importance of maintaining and preserving different habitats to ensure the survival of various species.