ARKive's Adaptation: Design a Species Activity (Age 7-11)
This creative activity from ARKive is designed to teach Key Stage Two students about the concept of adaptation. Using the marine environment as an example, students learn about how different species are adapted physically or behaviourally to survive in a particular type of habitat. Students then design their own species adapted to a particular habitat.
The teachers' notes also suggest extension activities such as a discussion of environmental factors and habitat destruction by humans on particular habitats and species that live there.
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