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Habitat Movies

Students produce iMovies to showcase their habitat research.


  • Students will read for information to use in performing a task.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge that there are many different plants and animals living in different kinds of environments.
  • Students will apply their knowledge of a habitat and its animals to create a skit and an iMovie.
  • Students will produce a piece of writing that describes an animal and its habitat.


  • Have students select a habitat to study and group students according to their selections.
  • First, the students will create a mural of their habitat on large butcher paper based on their research of the habitat. They should include the appropriate ground cover, plants and animals.
  • Next, the students choose one animal from their habitat to focus on. Topics of study might include, prey, predators, and unique characteristics of the animal. With this information, they will write a story from the perspective of the animal.
  • Then, in their groups, students will use their knowledge of their habitat and their animals to create a skit.
  • Film the movies and edit using iMovie.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.1.1.1
  • LA.A.2.1.2
  • SC.G.1.1.3
  • TH.B.1.1.1
  • TH.E.1.1.4
  • VA.B.1.1.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using technology in the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • Research materials
  • Butcher paper, paint, and other materials needed to create a mural
  • Digital Video Camera
  • iMovie


  • Find pictures of the habitats you wish the students to choose from. Make a web page for each habitat and allow the students to look through the pictures to see which habitat sparks their interest.
  • Use pictures of habitats to create a slide show.
  • Create an iMovie containing pictures of habitats.
  • Pictures of animals can be found at

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