Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Have you ever noticed that grasshoppers are green and brown, like the grass that they live in? Have you noticed that city-dwelling pigeons are gray, like the concrete of the buildings that they live among? These are both examples of adaptations. You have been learning about the different adaptations living things make to their environments. You and your family members can learn more about the adaptations of animals just by looking in the mirror!

Materials

Leaves of a plant.

Procedure

Work with an adult family member to answer the following questions:

Results

Think about other adaptations you might like to have in order to be even better suited to the environment in which you live. Would a third arm be helpful or would it just get in the way? Let your imagination run wild! Think of other animals with adaptations that make them particularly suited for their environments.