BC: Life Science S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat. a. Differentiate between habitats of Georgia (mountains, marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont, Atlantic Ocean) and the organisms that live there. | Mrs. Martin's Georgia Regions Book
FC: Georgia Habitats
2: Georgia Piedmont
5: The mountains cover the northern part of Georgia. The Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains combine to form the mountain habitat in north Georgia. Here there are mountains, valleys and ravines along with many waterfalls. The elevation gets much higher than the rest of Georgia which causes changes in the plants. The mountains extend across the northern part of Georgia. | Mountains
6: Marshes and Swamps | The marsh/swamp region is located in the southeast corner of Georgia. The swamp is known as the Okefenokee. The climate is hot, wet, and humid year round. The land and soil is very soft. Animals in this region include snakes, alligators, snapping turtles, deer, tall wading birds (like herons and storks), and bullfrogs. Some plants include cypress trees, Spanish moss, water lilies, and pitcher plants. The plants and animals thrive in an environment with hot, wet weather. Many animals are adapted to live both in and out of water.
9: Georgia's coast is made up of sandy beaches and barrier islands. The coastline of Georgia is almost 110 miles long. The action of the waves stops the growth of plants except on the dunes which are above the high tide line. Sea Oats growing on the dunes help prevent erosion. The coast is located along Georgia' southeastern border with the Atlantic Ocean. The barrier islands of Cumberland, Sapelo and Ossabaw lie off the coast of Georgia | The Georgia Coast
10: The Atlantic Ocean | An ocean is the largest body of water in the world. It is made of saltwater. The Atlantic Ocean near Georgia is warmer than most oceans in the world. The Atlantic Ocean is located on the southeastern border of Georgia