In this lesson, we will be learning about adaptations. We will be looking at the conditions in different environments and the characteristics that animals have that help them to survive. We are then going to design our own creatures that are adapted to an environment! You will need a pencil and a piece of paper for this lesson.
Unit Overview: Adaptations
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation
- Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
For next step we recommend the unit: The animal kingdom.
In this lesson, we will learn the conditions that are present in desert environments. We will look at a range of adaptations in desert plants and animals. We will look specifically at cacti, camels, kangaroo rats and fennec foxes. For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and you might want to use colouring pencils.
In this lesson, we will learn about the conditions present in the cold environments of the Arctic and Antarctica. We will learn how animals are adapted to live in these environments. We will make our own fact cards which can be used in a game. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and scissors for this lesson.
In this lesson, we will be learning about why some animals are nocturnal. We will also be learning about some of the adaptations that allow nocturnal animals to be so successful at night. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and some colouring pencils for this lesson.
In this lesson, we will learn about the different adaptations that marine animals have that allow them to survive in underwater environments. We will look at how they are able to breathe, move and camouflage. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.
In this lesson, we will learn about the deep sea environment and the adaptations that organisms have evolved to survive there. We will also learn about deep sea conservation and create a poster to convince our schools to support this cause.
Units in Science
- Practical skills
- Raw and synthetic materials
- Light & dark
- States of matter
- Rock cycle
- Human anatomy
- Electrical circuits
- Separating mixtures
- Physical and chemical changes
- Reproductive cycles
- Notable scientists
- Particles in physical and chemical changes
- Humans and animals over time
- Diet and lifestyle
- History of science