The books in ScienceWorks for Kids, Grades 1-3, connect science with real life. Each book covers 8 science concepts that are supported by hands-on activities and ready-to-go resources. Each lesson relates to the National Science Education Standards. Habitats covers these concepts: a habitat is a place where plants and animals naturally live a desert habitat has very little rainfall a forest is a tree-covered habitat a pond is a fresh-water habitat an ocean is a salt-water habitat a savanna is a grassland habitat a polar habitat is very cold A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that students can understand. Each concept presented includes: teacher directions for lessons reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.