How are organisms adapted to cold environments?

In this lesson, we will learn about the conditions present in the cold environments of the Arctic and Antarctica. We will learn how animals are adapted to live in these environments. We will make our own fact cards which can be used in a game. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and scissors for this lesson.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is an adaptation?

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Q2.What is the average annual rainfall in a desert environment?

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Q3.Which of these statements is most accurate?

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Q4.Why do cacti have waxy skin?

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Q5.Why are many desert animals nocturnal?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is an adaptation?

1/5

Q2.What is the average annual rainfall in a desert environment?

2/5

Q3.Which of these statements is most accurate?

3/5

Q4.Why do cacti have waxy skin?

4/5

Q5.Why are many desert animals nocturnal?

5/5

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Science - Cold adaptations - Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an adaptation?

1/5

Q2.What is the average annual temperature in Antarctica in degrees Celsius?

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Q3.Which of these is a similarity of the arctic fox and the fennec fox in picture A?
Picture A

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Q4.If you lived in an icy environment which kind of feet would be best?

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Q5.Why do arctic animals have thick layers of fat?

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Quiz:

Science - Cold adaptations - Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.What is an adaptation?

1/5

Q2.What is the average annual temperature in Antarctica in degrees Celsius?

2/5

Q3.Which of these is a similarity of the arctic fox and the fennec fox in picture A?
Picture A

3/5

Q4.If you lived in an icy environment which kind of feet would be best?

4/5

Q5.Why do arctic animals have thick layers of fat?

5/5

Lesson summary: How are organisms adapted to cold environments?

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