Do you know what a habitat is? 

A habitat is the area where a plant or animal naturally lives and grows. Habitats support life by providing the food, water and shelter that its inhabitants need to survive – just like your home. Many different habitats can be found on Earth. Each habitat is home to a variety of plants and animals that are unique to that environment. Habitat is vital to survival. The three basic parts of a habitat are: food, water, and shelter.

How does your habitat provide these basic needs?

You could think of habitat as the special place in a community in which a plant or animal lives. An ecosystem is a community of living and non-living things that work together. An ecosystem is basically the neighborhood where animal lives. The habitat is the animal’s address in that neighborhood. Some animals can survive in more than one habitat. Other animals are limited to certain habitats. For example, moose habitat is more specific than gray squirrel habit. I bet that some of you see moose where you live, but many of you see gray squirrels in your neighborhood.