Y6 Extreme Animal and Plant Adaptations

Pupils look at a range of animals and plants that can be found living in a range of extreme habitats. They identify the adaptations evolved by these animals which make them ideally suited to live in their challenging habitats. Pupils use the internet and/or the school library to help them with their research.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
  • NaG - pupils should appreciate that variation in offspring over time can make animals more or less able to survive in particular environments, for example by exploring how giraffes’ necks got longer, or the development of insulating fur on the arctic fox
  • WS - pupils might analyse the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations, such as being on two feet rather than four, having a long or a short beak, having gills or lungs, tendrils on climbing plants, brightly coloured and scented flowers

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