An adaptation is a characteristic of a living thing that helps it survive in its environment. Adaptation is all about survival. When the environment changes dramatically, some animals die, others move to another location, and some develop adaptations over generations that help them survive. The video features many examples of animals adaptations such as camels adapting to desert life, yak adapting to cold regions, turtles adapting to seashore life, chameleon adapting to their environment, and gorillas and spider monkeys surviving in the rainforest. Similarly, students will learn about plants adaptations. The video features many examples of plant adaptations as well including pine trees adapting to cold regions, coconut trees adapting to coastal regions, and life in the rain forests.
This video satisfies the 3-LS4-3 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.