Animal Adaptations

Animal Adaptations

  • Early Learning
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • ...

Lesson Summary

In this activity children are asked to investigate what different features different animals have and why they have these features. Younger children are asked to look at different animals and the sounds they make, where they live and what features they have. Older children are asked to identify a range of different animal features – such as paws, whiskers and feathers – and are asked to compare the features of animals with the features of people. Children are then asked to imagine which animal features would be most useful for humans and why.

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.3 Children become aware of fairness
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

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Cool Australia Presents Biodiversity from Cool Australia on Vimeo.
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