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Discover Animal Ear Adaptations

In this worksheet, students will answer questions about why animals have different ears and ways of detecting sounds.

'Discover Animal Ear Adaptations' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Evolution and Inheritance

Curriculum subtopic:   Adaptation

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Worksheet Overview

Animals use their senses to gather information about the world around them.  Animals have evolved different ways of detecting (hearing) sounds.


Some predators have very good hearing so that they can find their prey:


Barn owl

Barn Owl


Some prey animals have good hearing to hear the predator coming:





Other animals detect vibrations in other ways - through their legs:





All these are adaptations of each animal to suit its environment and its mode of living (hunter, herbivore, communicator, etc.).


Use this activity to help yourself understand how animals' ears have been adapted to suit their particular lifestyle. Happy exploring!

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