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74 resources with the keyterm animal adaptations

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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, students...
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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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Whose Home Is This?

For Students 5th
After reading a short and informative paragraph on animals and their environments, learners look at pictures of four animals, and write a short description of how each one has adapted to its environment. A suggested activity is that each...
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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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Wild Horses of the Outer Banks

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore animal habitats.  In this cross curriculum animal survival and writing lesson, students view a website about wild horses on Shackelford Island and discuss ways in which the horses have changed to this environment. ...
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World of the Pond

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Field trip! The class will review what they know about organisms that dwell in freshwater ponds, then trek down to the old water hole to collect specimens for examination. This includes several web links, useful tips, and an excellent...
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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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Blubber Gloves

For Teachers 5th
The ways that animals adapt to their environments is quite remarkable. In this life science lesson, fifth graders take a look at some of the ways that aquatic animals that live in Arctic or Antarctic waters survive. They perform an...
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All Ears for Adaptation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars 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...
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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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Interdependence and Adaptation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Find out how camels and polar bears are each perfectly suited to their environments because of their physical adaptations. Several key features of each animal are discussed along with how those features work in their specific...
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Animals Are Different

For Students K - 1st
Each animal is different! Showcase animal characteristics through a series of questions based on simple images of well-known animals. This worksheet has learners examining 8 animals: rabbit, penguin, parrot, dolphin, bear, ostrich, duck,...
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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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Meet the Animals

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
The class will examine a series of live or stuffed animals in order to learn how different animals survive in distinctive habitats. As they examine each animal, they will be asked a series of critical thinking questions geared at getting...
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Guess Who?

For Teachers K - 1st
Getting ready for a lesson on animal adaptations can be a  lot of fun. Kindergartners will go on an egg hunt. Once they have collected all the eggs, they will open them up to reveal an image of an animal. Each pupil will act out their...
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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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Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Animal adaptations, such as camouflage, are high-interest topics that are easily integrated into both reading and math curriculum.
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Sunken Lesson: Animal Adaptation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This animal adaptation PowerPoint provides definitions and photographs of vocabulary related to how the animals that live in particular biomes protect themselves. It also explains the cause/effect relationship between the inability of...
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It's a Jungle Out There: How Species Survive in the Jungle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the different adaptation and skills of jungle species. For this ecology lesson, students play an interactive online game where they match species with their adaptation. They research about a specific adaptation...