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110 resources with the keyterm animal adaptations

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Creature World - Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a colorful, informative, and engaging presentation on animals who live on all of the world's continents. This PowerPoint provides the teacher the option of adding text to each slide and has a culminating assignment for each of...
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Feeding Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Games on Echolocation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Get a little batty with life science! This fun simulation game replicates how bats use echolocation to hunt moths in their native Hawaiian habitat. After creating blind folds and discussing some basic principles of echolocation, learners...
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Invent an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize how animal adaptations help animals survive in their environment.  In this characteristics lesson, students create an original animal that can adapt to a specific habitat. Students create a model of their animal. ...
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Can You Adapt?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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...
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Coincidental Colonization

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination...
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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
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...
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Bird Beak

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss the concept of animal adaptations. They discuss the different types of bird beaks and how these features help birds to survive and write up a conclusion statement about the relationship between the bird-beak adaptations...
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Disguise for the Eyes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scientists discover how many, many animals use color as a way of helping them to survive in the wild. They understand how animals use color in their everyday lives. Pupils engage in hands-on activities, watch videos, access...
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Habitats and Food Chains

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Uncover the world of animal habitats, food chains, and the ecosystems with this well-put-together presentation. Each slide contains information and images that represent various aspects related to the ecosystem. Habitat, animal...
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Bird Adaptations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how different birds have different beaks that are tailor made for their environments. They discuss how different beaks are better at eating different foods. They use this information to create a bird of their own...
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Academic Raceway: Animals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Race to the finish line with this interactive PowerPoint! Students must answer multiple choice questions about animals to get to the Winners' Circle. Tip: Have students play individually until they can get all of the questions correct.
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The Working Tools of Insects

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
The animal kingdom is full of interesting organisms that have unique ways of surviving. Children read about different insects that have special tools for building homes and protecting themselves. When finished, learners identify the main...
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All Ears for Adaptation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students discuss different characteristics that enable animals to adapt to their environments. They work in pairs with one partner standing about one foot behind the other partner and cup their hands around their ears with palms forward....
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Hibernation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explain the process behind animal hibernation. This text-rich presentation provides clear information related to weather, animal behaviors, and their coping mechanisms.
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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
This short, yet though-provoking, presentation is on how animals adapt to their environment. The question, "How have the following animals adapted to their environnment?" is posed on the second slide, then pictures of animals follow....
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Academic Raceway: Animals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This animals PowerPoint provides a race car game in which students answer a variety of questions about animals, the majority of which are based on ways in which animals adapt  to their surroundings and behave to survive.
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What Does it Take to be a Survivor? Part One

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore marine animal adaptation. In this introductory ocean life biology lesson, students access prior knowledge by participating in a whole class "thought swap." Students form two lines, respond to a prompt from the teacher...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore whales. In this animal adaptation and whale lesson, students access prior knowledge about whales from previous lessons, then use background knowledge to predict the eating strategies of a baleen whale and a toothed...
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Flip Camera Lesson: Louisiana Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research and present information about Louisiana animal adaptations. For this animal adaptation and video camera lesson, students choose an animal from a teacher prepared list. They use the Internet to find five adaptations...
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How Do Pinnipeds Stay Warm?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Learners experiment to determine ways different types of insulation materials work. In this animal adaptation instructional activity, they make hand coverings from plastic bags, shortening, feathers, and wool. They observe effects of...
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Trout Cookies

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the external anatomy of a fish. In this anatomy and adaptations lesson, students look at an image of a trout and identify its various external features including fins, eyes, spots, parr marks and lateral line. Students...
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Create a Mysterious Martian

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate an understanding of animal adaptations and an animals basic needs.  In this mysterious martian activity, 3rd graders create a martian explaining its basic needs and adaptations based on what they know about...
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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research how animals adapt in different environments. In this animal adaptation lesson, 3rd graders simulate blubber by using household items. Students experience how an elephant seal stays warm in cold climates. Students...