Habitats Lyrics

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Habitats

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This, this, this is my habitat
Everything I need, this place has all of that
Food, water, air, and space to play
Shelter to keep me safe, night and day
My environment is family, friends, and objects
The way things interact can be complex
When plants and animals coexist in
A forest or lake, it’s an ecosystem

This, this, this is my life
Basic needs are things required to survive
Food for my stomach, a water supply
Good air to breathe, a safe place to lie
If I have all that, then I have a habitat
For everything else, I can adapt
Learn to plant a garden, maybe download an app
To see what seeds need, I know that
A little light and water can go a long way
Plants also need nutrients, air, and space
Nutrients sustain, help plants grow
Then I can sit back and enjoy the show
With family and friends, by the fire pit
All the things in one place create an environment
It’s exciting to see areas thriving
Plants and animals need each other to stay alive

This, this, this is my habitat
Everything I need, this place has all of that
Food, water, air, and space to play
Shelter to keep me safe, night and day
My environment is family, friends, and objects
The way things interact can be complex
When plants and animals coexist in
A forest or lake, it’s an ecosystem

Verse 2
Now it’s time turn up your systems
Cause we’re about to learn about ecosystems
On land there are forests, taigas, and tundras
Grasslands and deserts in abundance
On water, there are rivers, lakes, and streams
Wetlands, ponds, oceans, and reefs
Living things use instincts to survive each
That means they do certain things without having to think
Behavioral adaptions are learned and taught
Physical adaptions are a survival response
To help living things cope with living conditions
Like a polar bear’s coat to get through winters
Or how grass from grasslands can grow and sway
Even though dry deserts get more rain
Taigas are frigid and covered with conifers
And most of the year wetlands have shallow waters

This, this, this is my habitat
Everything I need, this place has all of that
Food, water, air, and space to play
Shelter to keep me safe, night and day
My environment is family, friends, and objects
The way things interact can be complex
When plants and animals coexist in
A forest or lake, it’s an ecosystem