In this activity, students will choose a living thing and describe the adaptations that allow it to survive well in its environment While the example above shows three animals, thee instructions given in the activity have students complete this assignment for one living thing. Feel free to adjust the instructions to have students label the adaptations of more than one animal! You may also ask students to use a poster layout instead of a single 16x9 cell, as this can provide them with additional space to create something both educational and fun. Below you will find some suggested animals, but students may select their own organism to research and label.
To scaffold this activity for your students, provide the adaptations and have them match up the adaptation to the organism. To challenge your more advanced students, have them create some additional adaptations for the organisms and get them to justify how these adaptations will be beneficial for the organism. Alternatively, get your students to research the evolutionary history of the organisms adaptations.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual or Group
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Create a storyboard that shows how a living thing is adapted to its environment.
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