This is a fun adaptation activity for students to understand how the camouflage helps animals to survive in their habitat. You will need M&M's and Skittles to complete this activity. Students will act as predators "hunting" for M&M prey. M&M's will be mixed in with Skittles (which this predator cannot eat). Students will see how the colors of M&M's that camouflaged with the Skittles remained and those that did not stood out.
Included in the packet is:
1. Directions for the teacher
2. Differentiated student recording sheets: You can choose the recording sheet with either the bar graph, line plot, or pictograph for students to make. In addition, there is a reflection recording sheet.
3. Four mini posters with the definitions for all the science vocabulary used in the experiment: adaptation, camouflage, predator, and prey