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Animal Adaptations to Habitats

In this worksheet, students will consider the ways animals have adapted to survive in different habitats, for example, fish have gills to breathe in water.

'Animal Adaptations to Habitats' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Evolution and Inheritance

Curriculum subtopic:   Adaptation

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Worksheet Overview

Animals come in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes!


Hummingbird Giant panda Sea lion


These differences are for very special reasons. Animals have evolved to ADAPT to their habitat.  Think of an animal - any animal! Every organism is adapted to live in its habitat - it's designed for where it lives. This means that it will be able to grow and reproduce.


Some animals are adapted to live in water, like the sea lion.

Some animals have adaptations which allow them to eat food which others cannot reach, like the humming bird, which drinks nectar from the middle of flowers.

Some animals have evolved colours and patterns which allow them to blend into their habitat, like the giant panda which blends into shaded bamboo forests.


Right, let's have a look at how organisms are adapted to their habitats.

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