Plants and Animals on Earth

Duration: 2½ Weeks / 8¾ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 31

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • know why our planet Earth is referred to as the Blue Planet.
  • the meaning of habitat, biodiversity, interdependence, decomposers and ecosystem.
  • identify the habitat of different plants and animals [grasslands, aquatic, forest, desert).
  • distinguish which plants and animals are indigenous.
  • differentiate the food preferences of herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Playground
  • Sports field


  • Pictures of animals and plants
  • Plastic animals and plants
  • Habitats (flard cards)
  • Magazine (use pictures to make a collage of an ecosystem)