Adaptations in Animals
For this adaptations worksheet, students time how long it takes them to complete different actions with and without using their thumbs. Then students create 1 bar graph and complete 6 short answer questions.
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Blubber Mits - Tundra Adaptions
There are not many plants and animals that can survive the cold, harsh conditions of the tundra. This collection of activities and reading passages helps young scientists understand the unique characteristics that allow these amazing...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Animals Eat Their Babies?
Here is a video that gives new meaning to kids' meals. It describes many species that eat their babies and offers a different reason for each behavior presented. Some animal adaptations surprise scholars with their commonness.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Are any Animals Truly Monogamous?
Known for being one of the few monogamous animals, Diplozoon paradoxum live on fishgills. The video details animals that appear monogamous and the research on their mating habits. From open polygamy to cheating, various species strive...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inside the Minds of Animals
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Brilliance of Bioluminescence
Illuminate the darkest corners of your marine biology or life science class with this feature about bioluminescence. Viewers see that luciferase and luciferin combine in a cool, light-producing reaction. This adaptation helps glowing...
4 mins 4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?
Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable