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Grade 3

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS

Animals also depend on their physical features to help them obtain food, keep safe, build homes, withstand weather, and attract mates. These physical features are called called physical adaptations. Physical adaptations do not develop during an animal's life but over many generations. The shape of a bird's beak, the number of fingers, color of the fur, the thickness or thinness of the fur, the shape of the nose or ears are all examples of physical adaptations which help different animals to survive.

Animal Adaptations  (from the Utah Education Network) - provides a list of questions about physical traits of different animals

Animal Adaptations  game (from EcoKids) - interactive game

FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS

 

SF ZOO.jpgFACT SHEETS from the SF Zoo.

 


Fact sheets from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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African Animals  -

Asian Species  -

Asian Elephants  -

Bears -

Giant Pandas  -

REFERENCE

 

World_Book.pngWorld Book Online 

KidsPort Reference Library: Animal Comparisons

3rd GRADE ANIMAL REPORT

Note-taking worksheet