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Habitat Lab Report

One important factor affecting the distribution of organisms is their habitat. Habitat is the region where a plant or animal naturally lives and can normally be found. Many plants and animals occupy the same habitat. Because of this, they must share common resources.

Find three (3) different habitats in and/or around your community. Complete the following data sheet.

1. What is each of your habitats? (Park, backyard, sandhills etc.)

Habitat: 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

2. Describe your impression of the biotic environment (density, ground cover, maturity, etc.)
Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

3. Describe the topography of the habitat (slope, location, etc.).

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

4. Describe the soil (color, texture, organic content, wetness).

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

5. Record other details differentiating the habitats.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

6. Describe the different plants in the habitat.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

7. Describe any animals found in the habitat. (Note that insects are animals)

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

8. Pick one plant or animal for each habitat and imagine that it is removed from the habitat. How would this affect the habitat and its inhabitants?

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

9. How do the environmental factors in the different habitats described above affect the number and types of tree species in each habitat? What about the density of the trees.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

10. Describe some environmental management techniques that you might use to preserve a species with a narrow niche. What about a species with a broad niche?

11. Which type of species (generalists or specialists) do you think would be the hardest to protect? Give an example of a species that humans are currently trying to save. What are some of the problems with its niche requirements?

Habitat Lab Report

One important factor affecting the distribution of organisms is their habitat. Habitat is the region where a plant or animal naturally lives and can normally be found. Many plants and animals occupy the same habitat. Because of this, they must share common resources.

Find three (3) different habitats in and/or around your community. Complete the following data sheet.

1. What is each of your habitats? (Park, backyard, sandhills etc.)

Habitat: 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

2. Describe your impression of the biotic environment (density, ground cover, maturity, etc.)
Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

3. Describe the topography of the habitat (slope, location, etc.).

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

4. Describe the soil (color, texture, organic content, wetness).

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

5. Record other details differentiating the habitats.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

6. Describe the different plants in the habitat.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

7. Describe any animals found in the habitat. (Note that insects are animals)

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

8. Pick one plant or animal for each habitat and imagine that it is removed from the habitat. How would this affect the habitat and its inhabitants?

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

9. How do the environmental factors in the different habitats described above affect the number and types of tree species in each habitat? What about the density of the trees.

Habitat 1:

Habitat 2:

Habitat 3:

10. Describe some environmental management techniques that you might use to preserve a species with a narrow niche. What about a species with a broad niche?

11. Which type of species (generalists or specialists) do you think would be the hardest to protect? Give an example of a species that humans are currently trying to save. What are some of the problems with its niche requirements?

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This response describes the different habitats in reference to prairie grasslands, beaches, and Forests.

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