Adaptation and Survival

1 hour, onsite, all Key Stages

How have animals evolved? How have they adapted to their environment? What makes their skeletons and camouflage unique to their habitat? Come and investigate with our scientific specimens.

What happens in this session?

High Brown Fritillary Butterfly

Children will find out how animals adapt to their environment by looking at real specimens. They will investigate the ways that different animals survive in their habitat, discover why animals have camouflage, how this has evolved and how animals use it to survive.

  • Please let us know of any SEN/D needs of your class before your visit.
  • Please ensure suitable adult supervision.

Aims of the session

1. To enjoy your time with us

2. To handle scientific specimens

3. To learn how evolution is key to adaptation and survival of a species

4. To identify the different ways animals use camouflage to deter predators

5. To identify how predators use camouflage to catch their prey

Curriculum Links


KS1/2: Working scientifically – Animals – Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals

KS3: Living Things and Their Habitats – Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Cross Curriculum Links: Art • Geography • Numeracy • Literacy

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