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What is a Habitat?

Students will answer questions to consolidate their understanding of what makes a habitat, and identify familiar habitats.

'What is a Habitat?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Habitat Needs

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Worksheet Overview

Habitats are places where plants and animals live naturally. The science word for all living things, plants and animals, is ORGANISM.

Plants, insects, fish, birds and mammals are all organisms. Different habitats provide homes for different organisms.


Although habitats can be very different, (compare a seaside rock pool with a deep, dark forest), they all provide WATER, FOOD and SHELTER for the plants and animals which live there.

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