Camouflage Teacher Resources
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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math 78 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
It was just another day of fishing at the local pier when a man unknowingly reeled in a fish thought to be extinct for 65 million years. This short video explains how scientists were surprised to discover that this 360 million year old species had more in common with land dwelling vertebrates than other fish, representing a critical transition in the evolution of life on Earth.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! Animal Adaptations
Physical and behavioral adaptations are discussed by two teen girls as monarch butterflies flutter by. They also describe the process of natural selection. With colorful animation and relatable teen language, learners are sure to adapt to the information presented!
3rd - 8th Science 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a lesson which incorporates ingenious hands-on activities that simulate how many animals use camouflage as a survival technique. This lesson clearly outlines how to implement the activities and discussion sessions found in it. Some terrific photographs and worksheets are embedded in this plan, which should leave your young biologists with a much greater understanding of this survival adaptation.
5th Science 23 Views 28 Downloads
I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics instructional activity, students use a piece of art as a springboard for a discussion about animals and camouflage. Students choose an animal that uses camouflage to research, draw, and write about.
K - 2nd Language Arts 23 Views 190 Downloads
First, biology pupils research land and marine habitats along the route of skipper Rich Wilson's Great American II. Then, using colored paper clips scattered across a colored paper background, they play the predator-prey game to demonstrate the adaptation of camouflage.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
I spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)
Young scholars create a picture of a camouflaged animal in its habitat. In this visual arts lesson, students look at Hans Hoffmann's painting A Hare in the Forest and discuss the animal's camouflage. They research their own animal to create a picture and write a narrative about that animal in its habitat.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 55 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 17 Views 26 Downloads
Young biologists take a look at the myriad of ways that animals increase their chances of surviving in the wild. The adaptations help animals hide, hunt, and attract a mate. This instructional activity specifically explores how insect mouth parts are adapted to help the insect obtain food from certain food sources.
3rd Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
Can You Adapt?
Using the Montana State Quarter, learners engage in activities designed to help increase their understanding about how animals must change their social and physical behaviors in order to adapt to their environment. Excellent worksheets embedded in the plan highlight the moose, the grizzly bear, the elk bison and the bald eagle.
2nd - 3rd Science 15 Views 88 Downloads
Third graders investigate Darwin's theory of adaptation by investigating animal characteristics. For this animal life lesson, 3rd graders analyze different predators, the animals they prey on, and the different attributes they each have. Students collaborate in groups to research one specific bird and share their information with the class.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts 36 Views 104 Downloads
Where are all the Animals?
Students view animals that camouflage at the Shedd aquarium website. In this camouflage lesson, students recognize that there are different types of camouflage, cryptic coloring, counter-shading, warning coloration and mimicry. Students complete a worksheet on the animals they've seen on the website and field trip.
K - 9th Science 14 Views 83 Downloads
Hidden Animals in a World of Camouflage
Learners choose an animal and study how it camouflages itself to hide from its predators. They create a puppet of their animal camouflaged in its environment. They help sustain attention and establish the relevancy of the content.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
It's not just a lesson about animal adaptations; it's also a lesson about shadows! Young investigators discuss how animals can use shadowy shades and camouflage to hide from predators or stalk their prey. They watch as their teacher makes shadow puppet animals with her hands; this leads to a discussion on how light and shadows work.
1st Science 7 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners explore how a foreground and background is used in painting. In this visual arts lesson, students view the painting "Enemy's Country" and identify the camouflage in the scene. As an extension activity, learners use fruit and try to disguise their fruit as an animal.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 31 Downloads