An environment is the place where living things live. Many living things change their environments by building homes, digging in the ground and moving things around.
To better understand how living things change their environment…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Animals build their homes in their environment.
Prairie dogs dig tunnels to create burrows. Burrows are shelters under the ground. When prairie dogs build tunnels, they change the shape of the land.
Beavers can flood areas of land.
Beavers build dams using trees, sticks, mud and rocks. The whole beaver family works together to build the dam. The flooding causes huge changes to their environment.