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Habitat

All living things have a need for food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young safely. The area that meets these needs is a habitat, which can be small or large.

Organisms that live in the same habitat form a community. Each plant and animal has a part to play there, known as its niche.

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Build a Habitat

Build a Habitat

Different species of plants and animals need specialized habitats that meet all their needs. Your goal is to build a habitat that is 100% compatible. See how many different habitats you can build! More...

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Habitat Havoc

Habitat Havoc

What happens when an invasive species wreaks havoc on a natural habitat? Find out as the SciGirls study the non-native Canary Island Palm. More...

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Inflatable Lunar Habitat

Inflatable Lunar Habitat

In preparation for future missions to the Moon, NASA is designing lunar habitats for astronauts. Tour a model inflatable LunarHab. Could you live inside it? More...

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Stream and River Habitats

Stream and River Habitats

Join a Montana rafting trip and learn how a river creates a cliff and other geological features. Meet a member of one of the many creepy crawly organisms in this river habitat. More...

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HowStuffWorks
Design a Habitat

Design a Habitat

Sir Chumley explains it all: After his informative talk, take a crack at designing an ideal habitat for captive-bred — and extremely endangered — black-footed ferrets. More...

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Habitat Sweet Habitat

Habitat Sweet Habitat

What is a habitat? How about a niche? How do they fit into an ecosystem? Where does a biome come in? Click the links at the bottom for even more information. More...

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Idaho Public TV
Habitats

Habitats

Get the 411 on 10 different types of habitats. Select each one to see awesome photos of the habitat and descriptions of the plants and animals that live there. More...

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Team WILD

Team WILD

The science superheroes of Team WILD need your help. Play this game to protect and conserve our planet’s species and habitats from destruction. Read the related topic of reforestation.
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Types of Habitats

Types of Habitats

Habitat is determined by what kinds of plants grow there, the climate, and the geography. Click on each habitat to get its basics — and links to more information. More...

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