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Curriculum Links: Habitats and Communities - Virtual Greenhouse Program 

By participating in Habitats and Communities- Virtual Greenhouse Program, students have an opportunity to meet the following curriculum expectations:     

Science and Technology

Understanding Life Systems: Habitats and Communities

Overall Expectation

  • demonstrate an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants that live in them.

Developing Investigation and Communication Skills

  • 2.5 use appropriate science and technology vocabulary, including habitat, population, community, adaptation, and food chain, in oral and written communication (all activities)

Understanding Basic Concepts

  • 3.1 demonstrate an understanding of habitats as areas that provide plants and animals with the necessities of life 
  • 3.3 identify factors (e.g., availability of water or food, amount of light, type of weather) that affect the ability of plants and animals to survive in a specific habitat 
  • 3.4 demonstrate an understanding of a community as a group of interacting species sharing a common habitat 
  • 3.7 describe structural adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in specific habitats 



  • choose words that are most effective for their purpose 
  • label and use pictures and diagrams appropriately 


  • understand specialized terms in different subject areas (e.g., science, technology) 
  •  begin to develop research skills (formulate questions, locate information, clarify their understanding of information through discussion) 

Oral and Visual Communication

  • use appropriate tone of voice and gestures in social and classroom activities 
  • listen to others and stay on topic in group discussion 
  • use appropriate strategies to organize and carry out group projects 

Report Comments

Feel free to use these comments when completing reports. 

  • During the Habitats program at TUSC, *name* investigated a habitat and explored the characteristics of plant adaptations. *He/She/They* also investigated how humans use plants from various habitats.