Think about your home. You probably woke up this morning in your bed, did a host of things before you came to school.
These interactions all took place in your habitat. A habitat is the natural home or environment of a plant, animal, or other organism. It provides the organisms that live there with food, water, shelter and space to survive.
Children at ELP 3 learnt about this concept by observing an ant in its natural habitat. The children were taken to the school garden to look around and spot ants as they moved about.
Children squealed with delight as they saw these busybodies running in different directions. A hungry little ant entering its ant hill rushing to a spot where it smelled something sweet and carrying a morsel of food 20 times its body weight can be quiet intriguing to watch! How by its presence of mind the ant avoided any spot with water which is a mighty ocean for something that size! Our brisk little sherlocks followed the ants with a magnifying glass in hand trying to decode its next move. Up the wall or inside the flower pot, ants worked busily and had the children busy too!
Be it man or animal there is no place like home!