Adaptations for Movement (Age 11-14)
Produced by ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 years about the theory of adaptation. It does this by looking specifically at animals' adaptations for movement through different types of habitats.
Students learn the definition of adaptation and why animals need adaptations to move successfully in their natural habitat. They consider the difference between a specialist and a generalist species. Students are challenged to match species with their natural habitats and then think about how each is adapted to move through it.
Students also learn about the different adaptations species have for moving on land, through trees, through water and in air. Knowledge and understanding of these adaptations are reinforced by a 'Wild Journey' board game.
The materials contain teacher guidance, activity sheets, information, a classroom presentation and a board game.