Showing Off - the Art of Communication

These resources explore the use of camouflage, colour and toxins by both predators and prey. The first activity looks at the life cycle of ladybirds and their behaviour. Students also investigate whether the colour of food or prey has a stronger effect when clumped together and whether the bright colours and patterns on adders could be used as both camouflage and as a warning signal to predators.

Curriculum links include adaptation, food webs, taxis, interdependence, data analysis.

This resource was produced by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).

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