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Title: The Habitats of Georgia


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The Habitats of Georgia
  • Created By
  • Gail Lutowski
  • Warnell Forest Education Center
  • Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • The University of Georgia

2
What is a HABITAT?
  • A HABITAT is a place where living things, or
    organisms, live.
  • Habitats provide organisms with
  • FOOD
  • WATER
  • SHELTER
  • SPACE

3
Are All Habitats the Same?
  • No Way! There are many different kinds of
    habitats all over the world.
  • Can YOU think of some different types of habitats?

4
What Makes Habitats Different?
  • All kinds of NON-LIVING things make each habitat
    unique.
  • Some examples are

5
What Types of HabitatsAre in Georgia?
  • Georgia Has
  • Mountain Habitats
  • Piedmont Habitats
  • Coastal Plain Habitats
  • Marsh Habitats
  • Swamp Habitats
  • Atlantic Ocean Habitat
  • Do you know WHERE in Georgia these different
    habitats are?

6
Mountains
Piedmont
Costal Plain
Swamps (along rivers and the Okefenokee)
Marshes
Atlantic Ocean
7
Georgias MOUNTAIN Habitat
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What Do You Think It Is Like In the Mountains?
  • LAND
  • Steep and Rocky
  • WEATHER
  • Nice in Summer
  • Cold in winter
  • SOIL
  • Shallow and Rocky
  • WATER
  • Streams and Rivers

9
Living in the Mountains
  • Organisms that live in the mountains have to be
    able to survive during long, cold winters.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals and plants
    have for surviving cold winters?

10
Georgias PIEDMONT Habitat
11
What Do You Think It Is Like In the Piedmont?
  • LAND
  • Gently Rolling Hills
  • Rock Outcrops
  • WEATHER
  • Hot in Summer
  • Cold in winter
  • SOIL
  • Red Georgia Clay
  • Granite Outcrops
  • WATER
  • Rivers and Streams

12
Living in the Piedmont
  • Organisms that live in the Piedmont have to be
    able to survive changing weather.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals and plants
    have for surviving changing weather?

13
Georgias COASTAL PLAIN Habitat
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What Do You Think It Is Like in the Coastal Plain
?
  • LAND
  • Very Flat
  • WEATHER
  • Hot and Humid
  • SOIL
  • Deep Sands
  • WATER
  • Rivers, Creeks, Swamps

15
Living in the Coastal Plain
  • Organisms that live in the Costal Plain have to
    be able to survive hot summers and dry, sandy
    soil.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that plants and animals
    have for surviving in hot temperatures and dry,
    sandy soil?

16
Georgias SWAMP Habitat
17
What Do You Think It Is Like In the Swamp?
  • LAND
  • Flat and Usually Flooded
  • WEATHER
  • Hot and Humid
  • SOIL
  • Dark, Mucky Clays
  • WATER
  • Flooded Freshwater

18
Living in the Swamp
  • Organisms that live in the swamp have to be able
    to survive in wet, flooded areas.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that plants and animals
    have for surviving in wet, flooded areas?

19
Georgias MARSH Habitat
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What Do You Think It Is Like In the Marsh?
  • LAND
  • Flat and Tidally Flooded
  • WEATHER
  • Hot and Humid
  • Windy
  • SOIL
  • Dark, Sticky Mud
  • WATER
  • Where Rivers meet the Ocean
  • Brackish water

21
Living in the Marsh
  • Organisms that live in the marsh have to be able
    to survive in brackish water.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals and plants
    have for surviving in brackish water?

22
Georgias ATLANTIC OCEAN Habitat
23
What Do You Think It Is Like In the Atlantic
Ocean?
  • The ocean habitat is very different from the land
    habitats!
  • The ocean is very, very wet! )
  • The weather changes all the time. Sometimes
    there are storms like hurricanes!
  • The bottom of the ocean is sand.

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Living in the Ocean
  • Organisms that live in the ocean have to be able
    to survive underwater.
  • What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals and plants
    have for surviving underwater?
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