Can You See Me Now?

You have been learning that plants and animals have special adaptations to help them live where they do. Camels have wide feet for walking on desert sand. A cactus has thick, waxy stems that hold water. In this activity, you and your family members can observe how a fish's color and patterns help it live in its environment.

Fish shapes.



Ask an adult to help you cut out several identical fish from different kinds of paper. Use white paper, dark-colored paper, newspaper, and patterned paper. Scatter the paper fish on a large sheet of newspaper. Observe the fish.


Do you notice some fish and not others? Why? How can patterns and color help some animals in the places where they live?