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Investigate 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.

'Investigate Animal Adaptations to Habitats' 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 come in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes!


a sumatran tiger                                        a shrew                                                   a ladybird



These differences are for very special reasons. Animals have evolved to adapt to their habitat. 

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.


Sea lion


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




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


Giant panda


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


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