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1 Charla Fields ECE 7514-03 Summer 2006
Georgia Habitats Charla Fields ECE Summer 2006

2 Table of Contents Overview What is a habitat? Regions of Georgia
What you will learn GPS Standards What is a habitat? Regions of Georgia Georgia’s Habitats Mountains Piedmont Marshes/Swamps Coastal Plains Atlantic Ocean Review Your Task Check 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 habitats of 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 here Table of Contents

5 What are the regions of Georgia?
Appalachian Plateau Ridge & Valley Blue Ridge Piedmont Upper Coastal Plain Lower Coastal Plain Table of Contents

6 Georgia’s Habitats Georgia provides a home for many animals and plants. The habitats found across the state are: Table of Contents

7 Georgia’s Mountains Rugged mountains, ridges, and rivers are found in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Ridge and Valley regions of Georgia. Table of Contents

8 Mountain Animals Common Snapping Turtle Red Squirrel Black Bear Hawk These are animals that can be found in the mountains of Georgia.

9 Beautiful plants are found in the mountain regions of Georgia.
Mountain Plants Ferns Rhododendron Yellow Birch Beautiful plants are found in the mountain regions of Georgia.

10 Piedmont Rolling 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 Thrasher Copperhead Snake Eastern Chipmunk

12 Piedmont Plants Live oak is the official state tree of Georgia Dogwood

13 Marshes/Swamps Freshwater 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 Swamp Table of Contents

14 Marsh/Swamp Animals Bullfrog River Otter Anhinga Bobcat

15 Pitcher Plants are insect-eating plants commonly known as fly-traps.
Marsh/Swamp Plants Sassafras Pitcher Plant Bald Cypress Pitcher Plants are insect-eating plants commonly known as fly-traps.

16 Georgia’s Coast Wide, 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 Animals The Mimic Glass Lizard is legless and is often mistaken for a snake. Mimic Glass Lizard The Gopher Turtle is the official state reptile of Georgia. Gopher Turtle Flathead Catfish

18 Coastal Plants Southern Magnolia Sea Rocket Sabal Palmetto

19 Atlantic Ocean The 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 Dolphin Loggerhead Turtle Crab The 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 Plants Atlantic 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. Plankton Seaweed

22 Let’s Review…. Georgia’s Habitats Habitat Description Region Animals
Plants Mountain Large, rugged mountains, ridges, rivers, and valleys Appalachian Blue Ridge Ridge and Valley Black Bear Snapping Turtle Squirrel Hawk Rhododendron Fern Yellow Birch Piedmont Rolling hills and pine-hardwood forests Brown Thrasher Copperhead Snake Chipmunk Dogwood Lily Live Oak Marsh/Swamp Tall trees, bogs, rivers, and ponds Upper and Lower Coastal Plain Bobcat Otter Anhinga Bullfrog Cypress Sassafras Pitcher Plant Coast Wide, wet, sandy beaches Gopher Turtle Glass Lizard Flathead Catfish Southern Magnolia Sabal Palmetto Sea Rocket Atlantic Ocean Large body of water bordering the coast Loggerhead Turtle Crab Bottle Nose Dolphin Seaweed Phytoplankton Table 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 here Helpful Hint: Go back and view the slides that show the animals!

24 How Did You Do? Good Job!

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