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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                                       Chameleon                                                   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 feed, grow and reproduce.


Some animals are adapted to live in water, like the sea lion. Its limbs have developed into flippers, to help it swim fast, and its body is streamlined.


Sea lion


Some animals have adaptations which allow them to eat food that others cannot reach. The hummingbird drinks nectar from the middle of flowers with its long beak. Its wings flap at 50 beats per second, allowing them to hover close to the flower, and even fly backwards!




Some animals have evolved colours and patterns that allow them to match their habitat. This giant panda's black and white colouring blends into shaded bamboo forests as well as camouflaging it in the winter snows.


Giant panda


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


girl thinking

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