How are organisms adapted to hot environments?

In this lesson, we will learn the conditions that are present in desert environments. We will look at a range of adaptations in desert plants and animals. We will look specifically at cacti, camels, kangaroo rats and fennec foxes. For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and you might want to use colouring pencils.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is an adaptation?

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Q2.Which of these is not an adaptation of a tiger?

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Q3.Which of these is not an adaptation of an elephant?

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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?

1/3

Q2.Which of these is not an adaptation of a tiger?

2/3

Q3.Which of these is not an adaptation of an elephant?

3/3

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Science - Desert adaptations - Quiz

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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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Science - Desert 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 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

Lesson summary: How are organisms adapted to hot environments?

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