Free adaptation worksheets to help your students improve their knowledge and understanding in science. Adaptations is such a fun topic to teach. Children can learn about why and how animals have evolved over time. They get a chance to look at particular plants and animals, and identify and examine their types of adaptations. Students get to explore the three different types of adaptations and make connections. Use these free adaptation worksheets to save your time and get your students interested in this fascinating science topic! Click on the images below to download the worksheets.
What are Adaptations?
Adaptation is the process in which an organism adapts to their environment to ensure a better chance of survival in their habitat. Adaptations usually occur because of genetic mutation.
Example: Giraffes have successfully adapted to their environment – the savannah woodlands of Africa. This area is home to many tall trees. The giraffe’s long neck, which has evolved, gives them exclusive access to the topmost leaves. This has improved their chance of survival.
Some examples of adaptations include:
– Bears hibernating in winter.
– Birds migrating.
– Elephants using their large ears to keep themselves cool.
– Lions have sharp teeth to kill their prey.
– Cheetahs have strong legs to run fast.
– Camels use their nostrils to keep sand out.
– Cacti can go a long time without water.
– Giraffes have long necks to get exclusive access to the leaves of the highest trees.
– Penguins have blubber to keep warm.
– Penguins can dive deep to catch food.
There are millions of fascinating adaptations in the world. Can you think of anymore?