Organisms in house in Habitat – Class 6 Science Experiment

Chapter Name: Habitat

Activity Name: Organisms in house in Habitat

Activity Description:

The experiment aims to identify and discuss the different organisms living in your house.

It involves listing the organisms, exploring whether animals that live in our houses as pets can live in other places, identifying animals that are not useful to us but still live in our houses, and understanding why certain types of animals and plants live alongside humans. Additionally, the experiment prompts students to think about why dogs and cats are domesticated.

Required Items:

  1. Pen or pencil
  2. Paper or notebook

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Observe your house and surroundings to identify different organisms living in and around it.
  2. Make a list of the organisms you find, including both animals and plants.
  3. Discuss whether the animals that live in your house as pets can also live in other places. If yes, note down the names of these animals and the places where they can live.
  4. Identify and give examples of animals that live in your house but are not useful to humans.
  5. Reflect on why only certain types of animals and plants live alongside humans. Discuss the concept of domestication and its purpose.
  6. Focus on dogs and cats specifically. Think about and discuss why they are domesticated and the roles they play in human households.

Experiment Observations:

  • List of organisms living in the house
  • Pets that can live in other places and their corresponding locations
  • Examples of animals not useful to humans but still living in the house
  • Discussion on why certain types of animals and plants live with humans
  • Reflection on why dogs and cats are domesticated

Precautions:

  • Ensure the safety of both the observer and the observed organisms.
  • Do not disturb or harm any organisms during the experiment.
  • Take necessary precautions when dealing with pets, considering their temperament and behavior.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

Through this experiment, students will learn about the organisms coexisting with humans in their houses. They will understand that some animals can adapt to different habitats, while others are specifically suited to living alongside humans.

They will also realize that not all animals found in houses serve a direct purpose to humans. The experiment aims to spark critical thinking about domestication and the specific reasons why dogs and cats, among other animals, are commonly domesticated and integrated into human households.

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