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Utah Elevation Map  

What are we learning?

In this unit, we will be learning about organisms living in their environments (habitats). There are three environments in Utah: forests, deserts, & wetlands. Students will learn about the climate and elevation of each environment. Students will also learn how to identify each of these habitats and which animals and plants can be found in each one.  


Utah Environments Vocabulary

Science Vocabulary that students should know for my class:

General: wetland, forest, desert, adaptation, deciduous, coniferous, invertebrate, vertebrate, bird, amphibian, reptile, fish, mammal, insect, hibernation, migration

Common plants: sagebrush, pinyon pine, Utah juniper, spruce, fir, oak brush, quaking aspen, cottonwood, cattail, bulrush, prickly pear cactus

Common animals: jackrabbit, cottontail rabbit, red fox, coyote, mule deer, elk, moose, cougar, bobcat, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, muskrat, beaver, gopher snake, rattlesnake, lizard, tortoise, frog, salamander, red–tailed hawk, barn owl, lark, robin, pinyon jay, magpie, crow, trout, catfish, carp, grasshopper, ant, moth, butterfly, housefly, bee, wasp, pill bug, millipede


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Student Resources 

Habitats (Environments)

Click here to watch a Utah Forest Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Wetlands Environment video!

Click here to watch a Utah Deserts Environment video!

Forest Environment Power Point

Desert Environment Power Point

Wetland Environment Power Point

Dichotomous Key Video


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