Animal Adaptations

Through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, students will observe and identify adaptations of common animals and identify how local wildlife use physical characteristics and behaviors to meet some of their needs.

Students will explore the concept of adaptation through analogy; examine animal specimens, play an adaptation game, and look for adaptations in a schoolyard exploration or sanctuary trail walk.

 

Also available and recommended: schedule a classroom visit before your field trip. A naturalist will introduce the concept of adaptation through hands-on animal specimens and then guide students as they explore adaptations through the creation of "hybrid animals."

Program Location(s):

Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4

Price:

  • At Sanctuary(Guided Hike)$4/student/hour;
    At School (Classroom Program or Hike)$4.50/student/hour;
    Minimum 12 students for pricing purposes;
    Auditorium Program At School $125/hour; $95/hour for additional programs same day

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

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