Freshwater Habitats

Most of Earth is covered by water, but very little of it is freshwater. Freshwater is an important natural resource that many living things need to survive. In this movie, you’ll learn about different bodies of freshwater, including rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands. You'll explore how different plants and animals have special adaptations to survive in their freshwater habitats. You'll learn how an ecosystem is a community of living and nonliving things that depend on each other. How might pollution change freshwater habitats? Watch the movie to find out!

Habiwhat? Lesson Plan: Podcasting About Animals and Their Habitats

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore habitats. They will identify animals belonging to specific habitats, and create podcasts describing an animal and its habitat. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Comparing Habitats Lesson Plan: Rainforest, Desert, or Freshwater?

In this multi-day lesson plan, adaptable for grades K-5, students use BrainPOP and/or BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about three different habitats in which animals live (rainforest, desert, and freshwater). Students chart how different animals survive in their habitat by working on a class poster, and compare and contrast different animals in different habitats. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Freshwater Habitats Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about freshwater habitats including ponds, lakes, streams and rivers.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Freshwater Habitats. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Freshwater Habitat Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about freshwater habitats. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Freshwater Habitats topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »