Background to Unit
This unit on habitats links to the 5th and 6th class primary science curriculum particularly the strand and strand unit Living Things: Plant and animal life.
Science curriculum objectives for Plant and animal life state as some of the listed objectives that:
The child should be enabled to:
§ Identify the interrelationships and interdependence between plants and animals in local and other habitats
§ Observe and explore some ways in which plant and animal behaviour is influenced by, or adapted to, environmental conditions
location factors for plant and animal habitats , including food supply and physical conditions