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All About Habitats E-Book for Kids

All About Habitats E-Book for Kids

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A very cool book about habitats for children 7 to 11 years of age. Talk about what a habitat is made up of, why animals live in habitats and more! Brought to you by the kids eco virtual world www.ecobuddies.com.
A very cool book about habitats for children 7 to 11 years of age. Talk about what a habitat is made up of, why animals live in habitats and more! Brought to you by the kids eco virtual world www.ecobuddies.com.

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Published by: Violet on Aug 25, 2009
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All About Habitats

Photo: Batiste Pannetier, http://artlibre.org/license/lal/en


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Photo: Goncalo Veiga

Have you heard about habitats? A habitat is a place where a living thing lives and has its needs met, such as getting shelter, food, water, and companionship. As you can imagine, different living things require different habitats according to their needs.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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There are large habitats and small habitats. In fact, nearly every part of the world is a habitat for something. Examples of large habitats are deserts, jungles, rainforests, arctic tundra, wetlands, rivers, oceans, and lakes. What animals do you think live in these large habitats?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Photo: Mark Bratton

This gopher snake is an example of a reptile that needs a desert habitat. Gopher snakes like to live in areas that are hot with little grass and vegetation. They eat small desert rodents, lizards, and birds and do not need to access standing water. They find great hiding spots in rodent dens, sand, and under rocks. This makes the desert a perfect habitat for them.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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This ant hill and its surrounding area is an example of a very small habitat. Ants build these hills to protect their colonies, which are usually underground. Ants need habitats that have lots of building materials (pine needles, dirt, and sand), food (nuts, nectar from aphids, and more) around them. The ground beneath some trees with tasty aphids close by would be a perfect habitat for a group of ants, don’t you think?


 
 
 
 
 
 


Can you think of some other types of habitats? What living thing do you think has the smallest habitat? How about the biggest? Remember, all living things need a place to live that gives them shelter, food, water, the right climate, and companionship and this is what a habitat is!

 
 
 
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