Year 6 Animal Adaptations

In Year 6 this week we began to look at animal adaptation. We considered how and why some animals adapt to their environments, and how advantageous adaptations can help animals to survive.

We then looked at some familiar (and some less familiar) examples of adaptation in nature – from the Saharan Fox and its enormous ears to the incredible camouflage of the Cuttlefish.

Following this, we considered how birds’ beaks have adapted to help birds feed. We then modelled this ourselves using different ‘beaks’ to try and ‘eat’ different foods.

What other examples of animal adaptations can you think of?