Researching Animal Habitats at Highland


Mr. Grant's students at Highland Elementary have been studying habitats (ecosystems) in science class.  Their culminating project was to pick a habitat to research independently.  The learners did an amazing job!  Mr. Grant (and the students) is so impressed with the interesting facts learned about habitats. 

Three cool facts we learned are: 

1. Rainforests only cover about 2 percent of the earth, but about half of all plants and animals on the earth live in rainforest habitats. 

2.  Antarctica is considered a "cold" desert because it receives so little rainfall. 

3.  According to the Cowardin system, there are five major wetland types:  Marine wetlands, tidal wetlands, lacustrine wetlands, palustrine wetlands, and riverine wetlands.


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