How are organisms adapted to live underwater?

In this lesson, we will learn about the different adaptations that marine animals have that allow them to survive in underwater environments. We will look at how they are able to breathe, move and camouflage. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is an adaptation?

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Q2.Why are nocturnal animals often dark coloured?

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Q3.Which of these is not a benefit of being nocturnal?

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Q4.Does eye A or eye B belong to a nocturnal animal?

Eye A
Eye B

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Q5.Does eye C or eye D belong to a nocturnal animal?

Eye C
Eye D

5/5

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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!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What is an adaptation?

1/5

Q2.Why are nocturnal animals often dark coloured?

2/5

Q3.Which of these is not a benefit of being nocturnal?

3/5

Q4.Does eye A or eye B belong to a nocturnal animal?

Eye A
Eye B

4/5

Q5.Does eye C or eye D belong to a nocturnal animal?

Eye C
Eye D

5/5

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Science - Marine adaptations - Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How long can elephant seals hold their breath for?

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Q2.Which of these is NOT an adaptation that helps marine animals to breathe?

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Q3.Which is better for swimming?

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Q4.Which shape is most streamlined?

Picture 1: different body shapes

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Q5.Which statement is true about many marine animals?

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Quiz:

Science - Marine adaptations - Quiz

Don't worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.How long can elephant seals hold their breath for?

1/5

Q2.Which of these is NOT an adaptation that helps marine animals to breathe?

2/5

Q3.Which is better for swimming?

3/5

Q4.Which shape is most streamlined?

Picture 1: different body shapes

4/5

Q5.Which statement is true about many marine animals?

5/5

Lesson summary: How are organisms adapted to live underwater?

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