Habitats And Communities

Facility: Kortright Centre for Conservation
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Program Levels:
Grade 4
Course Types:
Afternoon, Day Visit, Morning

In this program, students will visit different habitats to identify producers, consumers and decomposers. They will examine the links between living and non-living elements.

Curriculum connections: Science and Technology; Life Systems – Grade 4: Habitats and Communities

This program introduces the concept of a natural community and the abiotic and biotic factors that control the number and type of plants and animals that live within it. Students discover the major groups (consumers; producers; decomposers) within the food web of Southern Ontario and how they interact to function as a whole and investigate the physical and behavioural adaptations of plants and animals, that ensure their survival in their specific habitats. Students also discuss the affects of human activities on these habitats and how it effects the plants and animals living there and learn how animals become endangered and how students can help protect these environments. All students will have an opportunity to participate in games and hands on activities to illustrate these concepts.

Preparation
Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Half day, All Year