Lesson Plan

Home Sweet Home

Black-chinned Hummingbirds in their nest.

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Grade Level:
Third Grade
Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
National/State Standards:
Utah Core Curriculum
Third Grade Science
Standard 2: Students will
understand that organisms
depend on living and nonliving
things within their environment.


All living things have specific requirements in order to call a place home. Using the habitats of Zion National Park as examples, students will learn how living and non-living members of an environment are connected. Students will uncover these relationships and the role change may play in their development.


Click on the PDFs below for the activity guide and images that accompany each pre- and post-activity described in the activity guide. The activity guide is designed to accompany the curriculum-based program that rangers will present when they visit your classroom.