How do Creatures Adapt?

Introduce the idea of adaptation and discuss how animals have adapted to suit their habitats.

Years: 6

Duration: 90mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

Marine animals have many unique adaptations, for example the leatherback turtle can dive to over 900m. Its collapsible lungs and flexible shell help it stand the high water pressure. This is one of the many fascinating facts students will learn when diving further and further into the oceans depth with this fun and thought provoking resource.

Thank you to the Marine Conservation Society for allowing us to share this resource.

Resource Assets


Resource Pack

Everything you need to get teaching including an ocean cross section and adaptation explanation.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.