In this activity, learners compare plant and animal life in different habitats including a sidewalk crack and lawn. Learners sort human-made materials and natural materials found in each habitat. Learners also examine the specimens with a magnifying glass and make sketches. This activity can be used to explore human impact, habitats, and/or field studies.
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