2 Table of Contents Overview What is a habitat? Regions of Georgia What you will learnGPS StandardsWhat is a habitat?Regions of GeorgiaGeorgia’s HabitatsMountainsPiedmontMarshes/SwampsCoastal PlainsAtlantic OceanReviewYour TaskCheck Your Work
3 Overview You will learn about… the regions of Georgia. the habitats found in Georgia.the organisms that live in Georgia’s habitats.GPS Standard:S3L1a Students will differentiate between the habitatsof Georgia (mountains, marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont,Atlantic Ocean) and the organisms that live there.Table of Contents
4 What is a Habitat?A habitat is the area where a plant or animal naturally grows and lives.There are many different types of habitats found in Georgia.Let’s learn about some…Did you know that organism is another name for living thing?To watch a video on Habitats click hereTable of Contents
5 What are the regions of Georgia? Appalachian PlateauRidge & ValleyBlue RidgePiedmontUpper Coastal PlainLower Coastal PlainTable of Contents
6 Georgia’s HabitatsGeorgia provides a home for many animals and plants.The habitats found across the state are:Table of Contents
7 Georgia’s MountainsRugged mountains, ridges, and rivers are found in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Ridge and Valley regions of Georgia.Table of Contents
8 Mountain AnimalsCommonSnapping TurtleRed SquirrelBlack BearHawkThese are animals that can be found in the mountains of Georgia.
9 Beautiful plants are found in the mountain regions of Georgia. Mountain PlantsFernsRhododendronYellow BirchBeautiful plants are found in the mountain regions of Georgia.
10 PiedmontRolling hills and pine-hardwood forests are found throughout the Piedmont region of Georgia.Atlanta is in this region!Did you know that Piedmont means foot of the mountain?Table of Contents
11 Animals of the Piedmont The Brown Thrasher is the state bird. Click the bird to hear the sound it makes.Brown ThrasherCopperhead SnakeEastern Chipmunk
12 Piedmont Plants Live oak is the official state tree of Georgia Dogwood Lily
13 Marshes/SwampsFreshwater marshes and swamps are found in the Coastal Plains of Georgia.Tall trees, bogs, rivers, and ponds are home to many animals in this region.The Okefenokee Swamp, the largest swamp in the U.S., is located in Georgia.Okefenokee SwampTable of Contents
15 Pitcher Plants are insect-eating plants commonly known as fly-traps. Marsh/Swamp PlantsSassafrasPitcher PlantBald CypressPitcher Plants are insect-eating plants commonly known as fly-traps.
16 Georgia’s CoastWide, wet, beaches with hard-packed sand are on Georgia’s Coast.The Barrier Islands serve as a habitat for animals along the Coastal Plains.They protect the beaches by blocking wind, sand, and water that may wear down the mainland.Table of Contents
17 Coastal AnimalsThe Mimic Glass Lizard is legless and is often mistaken for a snake.Mimic Glass LizardThe Gopher Turtle is the official state reptile of Georgia.Gopher TurtleFlathead Catfish
19 Atlantic OceanThe Atlantic Ocean is the large body of water that borders Georgia.It provides a home for many organisms.The Atlantic Ocean is the 2nd largest Ocean in the world.Table of Contents
20 Animals of the Atlantic Ocean Bottle Nose DolphinLoggerhead TurtleCrabThe Atlantic Ocean is full of animals of all sizes. Invertebrates, fish, mammals, and reptiles live in the ocean. Mollusks, crustaceans, and sea anemones are all invertebrates. Fish spend their entire life in the ocean. They take oxygen in through their gills.
21 Atlantic Ocean PlantsAtlantic Ocean plants are located near the surface where sunlight can reach them, because they need sunlight for energy. They combine sunlight with nutrients from the ocean water to make food.PlanktonSeaweed
22 Let’s Review…. Georgia’s Habitats Habitat Description Region Animals PlantsMountainLarge, rugged mountains, ridges, rivers, and valleysAppalachianBlue RidgeRidge and ValleyBlack BearSnapping TurtleSquirrelHawkRhododendronFernYellow BirchPiedmontRolling hills and pine-hardwood forestsBrown ThrasherCopperhead SnakeChipmunkDogwoodLilyLive OakMarsh/SwampTall trees, bogs, rivers, and pondsUpper and LowerCoastal PlainBobcatOtterAnhingaBullfrogCypressSassafrasPitcher PlantCoastWide, wet, sandy beachesGopher TurtleGlass LizardFlathead CatfishSouthern MagnoliaSabal PalmettoSea RocketAtlantic OceanLarge body of water bordering the coastLoggerhead TurtleCrabBottle Nose DolphinSeaweedPhytoplanktonTable of Contents
23 Your Task… Go back and look at the review table. Look at the Animals column and count the animals we discussed in this lesson.Separate them into the correct animal families (mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds).Write the number of animals in each animal family.Check your work hereHelpful Hint: Go back and view the slides that show the animals!