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By the end of this unit, you should understand that living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
Adaptations and Survival
Work through this mini slideshow (includes voice over, explanations and short quizes) to understand how different organisms are adapted to survive in their environment.
Create a Creature
Explore the body parts of small creatures and create your own!
Meet Spikey, Thorny and Carnivorous Plants!
Explore some amazing ways that plants can survive in their habitats. See plants that mimic stones. Discover how some plants use weapons to protect themselves. Meet plants that trap their victims to feed on them.
"Explore natural selection by controlling the environment and causing mutations in bunnies."
Why Did Penguins Stop Flying?
It seems penguins couldn't have it all; they couldn't swim AND fly.
Assignment Research Links
Learn how Antarctic animals are adapted to life in their environment.
What wildlife would you expect to see in and around Antarctica? Come aboard the Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis to find out. How have these animals adapted to the harsh environment?
Antarctic Animals Adapting to the Cold
The Antarctic region is one of the most extreme habitats in the world and animals need special adaptations to survive these conditions.