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The Adaptation Game


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The Adaptation Game

To convey the concept of how animals adapt to survive, this game asks learners to imagine what adaptations a given animal would need to live in a certain environment—including environments where such animals are not typically found in (for example, a raccoon in a swamp). Learners discuss and draw different features that animals might develop, including details such as color and texture of new features, size and scale of the animal compared to other animals, and possible predators or food sources. This activity can be found on pages 24-25 of the activity guide.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Worksheet – Adaptation Game Cards Template
  • Drawing paper
  • Colored pencils or markers

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
    • Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, TERC, ©2007

Funding Sources:

  • NASA, NAS5-26555
  • National Science Foundation, NSF 9730728

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