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 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 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 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.
I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)
Make connections about animal characteristics and the animal's environment. In this animal characteristics instructional activity, learners 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 English Language Arts
I spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)
Students 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
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
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 lesson specifically explores how insect mouth parts are adapted to help the insect obtain food from certain food sources.
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
Third graders investigate Darwin's theory of adaptation by investigating animal characteristics. In 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
New Review Grasslands of North America and Africa: 3-5
Take young ecologists on a trip through the grasslands of North American and Africa with this pair of life science lessons. Engaging students in learning about the plants and animals that call these regions home, this life science resource is a great way to teach about interdependence in ecosystems.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hidden Animals in a World of Camouflage
Students 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
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 CCSS: Adaptable