Habitat vs. Niche

Segment: 9. Natural Resource Systems, Standard: Apply scientific principles of an ecosystem. (Technical III.A.2)

Description

A habitat is the place where an organism lives while a niche is that organism’s role within that environment. Habitat focuses on how the environment impacts the organism while nich focuses on how the organism impacts the environment. Both habitat and niche are important concepts to understanding the balance of an ecosystem and the biodiversity found there.

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Role Play, Case Study, Field Trip, Resource People, Experiment

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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