Adaption Artistry

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In this creativity-based activity, learners imagine what the Earth will look like in the near and distant future, then design their own future habitat and creatures that may live there. Learners ask themselves questions to help brainstorm features of their imagined future world, and explore the concepts of adaptation and evolution. Includes an instructions with suggested questions to help learners brainstorm, reflection questions for caregivers to ask learners, and a explanation of the science behind the activity.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper (colored paper optional)
  • Optoinal: additional craft supplies (pipe cleaners, cotton balls, craft foam, clay, paper clips etc.)
  • Optional: scrap paper, tissue paper, or magazine clippings


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Biodiversity
    • Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Nature and Environment


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Pacific Science Center, 2020

Funding Source:

  • Alaska Airlines