Rainforest Detective: Water For Everyone > Print/View All Notes
In this activity, students will explore how animals in the rainforest meet their needs for water in their habitat. When they are finished with the activity, ask students to turn to page 5 of their Rainforest Detective Notebooks. This page contains an illustration of the rainforest featuring different water sources: rainwater collected in a plant, a river on the forest floor, and dewdrops on leaves. Ask students to circle the different water sources they see.
After they have completed the worksheet, initiate a more in-depth discussion with students about the meaning and importance of a habitat. Explain that many plants and animals cannot survive outside of their natural habitats. Sometimes, they cannot get the food and shelter they need. The weather might be too hot or too cold in a different habitat. Or, there may be predators from whom they cannot protect themselves. These are just a few reasons why habitats are so important to the animals that live there.