How can studying an animal help people build a proper habitat for it?

Learning goal:  To understand that animals have distinct characteristics.  Animals have needs that must be met in order to survive.  Animals adapt to their environment.

by Jeff Finn

This resource is part of the STAO Connex inquiry and innovative practices collection.

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