What Makes Your Environment Special?
Step 1. Questions
What we see, hear, feel, taste, and smell around us is all part of our environment. How is your environment different from others?
Write a description of your environment and why it is special. Learn about its climate, living things, and physical features. Here are some questions to help you:
What are the different climates around the world?
How does climate affect plants and animals?
What plants and animals live in your environment?
What are the sights and sounds around you on a normal day?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above. Write down what you learn in the boxes.
You may use search engines to find other Web sites. Or research your environment at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Look for answers to the questions in Step 1. Visit these Web sites for information, and take notes in the boxes.
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Read about the climate, plants, and animals of biomes around the world. Find your location on the map. How is your environment similar to or different from other environments? This site comes from the University of Richmond.
All About Animals
Click on any of the environments listed on this page. You will see what types of animals live in each environment. Click on FACT SHEET to learn more about each animal. You can read about the climate and the food they eat.
What's It Like Where You Live?
The Missouri Botanical Garden made this page so that kids can learn what makes their environment special. Identify where you live and then compare it to other places around the world. This page may take a few minutes to load.