Why do you think the bighorn sheep come to the playground?
Why do the sheep climb up into the dry mountains every night? Why don’t they just stay in the park? Any ideas?
These Common-Core-aligned readings are free with registration on ReadWorks. With the information in these readings, students can compare different habitats and discuss which organisms live in each one:
At the end of this lesson, we asked students to think about animals that show up in surprising places. You can challenge your students to use what they learned in the lesson and check out these two examples from Atlas Obscura.
Show students the pictures in these articles and ask:
You or your students may have noticed that some bighorn sheep were wearing collars. Why would anyone put a collar on a wild sheep? Ask your students if they have any ideas.
You and your students can go on your very own Habitat Scavenger Hunt. All you need to do is select two different places that you can explore and compare at your school site.
Print out the instructions here.