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Crazy Camouflage


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    American Museum of Natural History

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Crazy Camouflage

In this activity about camouflage, learners create a model that shows how a flounder is able to blend into a variety of environments. Learners will also explore predator/prey behavior, other sea creatures that blend in to their surroundings, chromatophores, and why human skin can't change color.

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 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Structure
      • Oceans and Water
  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Structure and Function
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
    • Human Body
      • Muscles and Skin
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Sunlight and Color

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • Ology

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Museum of Natural History,

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