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Hands-on Activity

Hiding in Plain Sight

Fun Forces
Summary
In this activity, students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment. Students will design a camouflaged organism that can survive being 'eaten' by a predator. A simple predation simulation will be used to demonstrate how animals that blend into their environment are better suited to survive a predator on the hunt.
Overview
Topic: Adaptations and Camouflage
Real World Science Topics:
  • An exploration of how camouflage is used by predators and prey to improve survival rates.
  • A demonstration of adaptation to an environment and how a changing environment affects organisms.
Objective
After completing this activity, students will be able to explain how the adaptation of camouflage aids the survival of a species. Students will also be able to describe examples of different types of camouflage.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 2 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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