by Heather Ferguson, Cabrini

Modified by Dorothy Hunt, MacMillan International

Students will work in groups to learn about structural and behavioral adaptations different animals. They will record their information on the data log. After recording information and discussing it with their group the students will create their own animals with different characteristics that adapt to their environment. They will have to write a paragraph explaining how each characteristic helps the animal in their habitat and their survival. They will also build an online food chain for one of the animals they researched and print this off. Each group will share the information they learned during their research.


The earth is changing rapidly, and as an animal, you must adapt to your new environment.  To do this you will research different animals and find out the best characteristics that will adapt to the changing earth.  You will then morph into the type of animal that will be able to live in this new environment.