(Designed for grades 4-5)
To identify that adaptations help the animal or plant to survive in its habitat.
Animals come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. Each animal has adapted to the conditions of their habitat and has developed ways to use the available resources. These changes are called adaptations. An adaptation is an inherited characteristic. It is not developed over an animal’s lifetime but over generations. During this lab, students will explore how different tools may represent how the beaks of birds have adapted based on their food source.
This program meets the following Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and is STEAM compliant:
SC.4.N.1.7- Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence.
SC.5.L.17.1- Compare and contrast adaptations displayed by animals and plants that enable them to survive in different environments such as life cycles variations, animal behaviors, and physical characteristics.