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Adaptations for Movement (Age 11-14)

Produced by ARKive, this creative activity is designed to teach students aged 11-14 years about the theory of adaptation. It does this by looking specifically at animals' adaptations for movement through different types of habitats.

Students learn the definition of adaptation and why animals need...

Adaptations to arid climates

In this ARKive resource, students learn about how different animals and plants are adapted to surviving in arid habitats. Working in groups, students design and carry out an experiment aimed at testing the effectiveness of different adaptations in reducing water loss.

Using a worksheet as guidance, students...

Animal Classification

Produced by ARKive, in this activity students classify animals into broad groups (vertebrates and invertebrates, amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile).

In the second section of the activity students are encouraged to use the ARKive website to find out how different species are adapted for the environment...

Animal Symmetry (Age 7-9) *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by ARKive this resource aimed at Key Stage Two is a collection of eight animal symmetry worksheets. Children are asked to complete the reflection of various animals to show that they exhibit reflective symmetry. Each sheet also includes an image of the animal and key facts about it. The resource uses four...

Animals Over Winter (Age 7-11)

This resource, produced by ARKive, is designed to teach Key Stage Two children about the strategies animals adopt to survive winter in temperate zones and about the adaptations exhibited by animals in the polar regions. Children compare these strategies and identify similarities and differences in the ways animals...

ARKive works with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The educational resources produced by ARKive help students to understand concepts of evolution and biodiversity and contain rich images of a wide variety of...

ARKive works with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The educational resources produced by ARKive help students to understand concepts of evolution and biodiversity and contain rich images of a wide variety of...

ARKive Age 5-7

With the help of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, ARKive has created the ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered animals, plants and fungi. These resources help children to learn about the variety of living things, where they live, their habitats and also the...

ARKive Age 7-11

In these resources from ARKive, Key Stage Two children look at the variety of living things and the idea of adaptation. The materials contain rich images along with teacher guidance and children's activity sheets.

The resources look at a variety of topics and these include:

  • designing a minibeast...

ARKive Collection

ARKive is working with the world's best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists to create a multimedia guide to the world's endangered species. The materials in this collection are thus richly illustrated with images from the ARKive project. The ARKive materials help to raise awareness and...

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