For this activity, students will compare body structures of a prairie animal to an aquatic animal. Then, they will compare the function of that body structure. Finally, students will write a brief essay comparing the adaptations of the animals. They will also include which adaptation that they think are the most important to the animal and a reason why.
In my class, I allow students to choose their own animals after we have studied adaptations. I allow students to look up information on the Internet for this. This activity could easily be modified to a whole group assignment where students are assigned an animal, if you need it to take less time.