This unit focuses on animal adaptations, including camouflage and mutualism. You will learn why adaptations are important for survival and discover some different types of animal adaptations. Hands-on projects will keep you fully engaged as you try to discern the camouflaged animal or object, write your own Rudyard Kipling style "Just So" story, design a new habitat for an animal and experiment with penguin wings. Online games, quizzes and video all help reinforce the objectives in this unit. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach science.
Printables and Worksheets:
|Animal Adaptations||(no rating)|
Animal adaptations may be either physical or behavioral.
|Adaptations and Survival||(no rating)|
This interesting slideshow will show you what animals and plants need to survive in their environments.
|Desert Animal Adaptations||(no rating)|
Do you think animals that live in the desert are specially suited to their environment? Find out in this very interesting lesson.
|Insect Camouflage and Mimicry||(no rating)|
Learn about different ways that insects protect themselves from predators.
|Protection and Camouflage||(no rating)|
Learn how animals use camouflage for protection from predators.
Mutualism describes the relationship between animals that depend on each other to survive.
|Animal Adaptations Reference||(no rating)|
Use this handy site to learn about various animals and how they have adapted to their environment.
|Top Ten Animal Adaptations||(no rating)|
Learn about the top ten animal adaptations.
|Ants and Aphids Together||(no rating)|
Learn about the mutualism that exists between some ants and aphids.
Camouflage is crucial for the survival of animals. In this hands-on activity, find out how camouflage works.
|Butterfly Camouflage||(no rating)|
Do you think a butterfly needs to be able to hide from predators? In this hands-on activity, you will design a butterfly that blends in and one that does not blend in with its surroundings.
|My Just So Story||(no rating)|
Rudyard Kipling made up descriptive tales explaining animal adapations. In this activity, your child will write his own animal tale.
|My Adaptable Animal||(no rating)|
Use your imagination and design a new habitat for an animal.
|Penguin Adaptations||(no rating)|
Penguins are well suited for life in a cold, wet environment. This hands-on experiment will help you learn about one of their adaptations.
|Climate Adaptations||(no rating)|
Have fun playing an online game about climate adaptations.
|Climate Adaptations Quiz||(no rating)|
Test what you've learned about animal adaptations by taking this online quiz.
|Hidden Animal Search||(no rating)|
Can you find the animals in this fun, online interactive?
|Evolution in Action||(no rating)|
This online action game shows how some animals adapt and change their DNA over time.
|Random Animals||(no rating)|
Play these fun animal-themed games to reinforce concepts learned in this Pathway.
|Animal Adaptations Video||(no rating)|
Watch this video about gorilla adaptations made by school kids.
|Rap Adaptation Video||(no rating)|
Watch this catchy animation rap about animal adaptations.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: