Camouflage: Animal Adaptations - PowerPoint and Activities
Learn all about camouflage with this dynamic and animated PPT presentation. It’s a nonfiction resource full of information, photos, illustrations, videos, and fun facts. The presentation is designed for teachers, students, and parents. When it's over, challenge the kids with some higher-level thinking activities devised to hone problem-solving skills.
Camouflage: Animal Adaptations - PowerPoint and Activities also works extremely well as an independent reading resource for iPads, iPhones, tablets, etc. The presentation also works extremely well when read or viewed as an animated digital book.
In this informative and engaging PowerPoint presentation you and your children will learn all about…
* What adaptations are
* Physical and behavioral adaptations with detailed examples of each
* Camouflage as a physical adaptation
* Two purposes of camouflage (to hide while searching for food; to hide to escape from becoming food).
* How camouflage evolved depending on the type of animal and its habitat
Furry mammals employ different types of camouflage than aquatic ones.
* Four main types of camouflage adaptations
Blending in or concealing Coloration – fur, scales, feathers, skin, etc.
o Some animals change coloring depending on the seasons
o Some can change their coloring quickly depending on their surroundings (chameleons, octopus, etc.)
Disruptive coloration – stripes, spots, patterns, etc.
Disguise, or appear like something else (walking stick, leafy seadragon)
Mimicry, some animals mimic different or more dangerous animals (some nonpoisonous snakes look like poisonous ones, some moths have designs on their backs that look like large eyes, etc.)
* Interesting facts
* and much more
The presentation ends with a number of photographs demonstrating animals using camouflage and the students must try to find the animal and identify it.
When the presentation is over have your kids expand on what they’ve learned with three higher-level thinking activities.
Download my preview, and be sure to view it as a slideshow to get the full effect (the slides are dynamic). * The preview is password protected to prevent editing. You will be prompted to put in a password. Just click on the “read only” option. The purchasable presentations are available to be edited.
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This was created by Ryan Nygren.
Photo credits are found at the end of the presentation.
The original cover photo is by Free-Photos on Pixabay and is in the Public Domain under a CC0 Creative Commons - Free for commercial use - No attribution required license. It can be found on Pixabay here - https://pixabay.com/en/animal-reptile-chameleon-lizard-691223/
The modified photo used for the cover is by werner22brigitte and can also be found on Pixabay in the Public Domain under a CC0 Creative Commons - Free for commercial use - No attribution required license. It can be found on Pixabay here - https://pixabay.com/en/animal-reptile-chameleon-lizard-3249231/
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