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Science Year 5: Year 5 Science - Adaptation

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activities and digi books on adaptations.

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Desert Knowledge for kids and students.

Desert plant and animals.

Desert animals


Biomes: Desert


 BBC Nature's animal and Plant Adaptations and Behaviour.


Adaptation: an inherited or acquired modification in organisms that makes them better suited to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.

Camouflage: protective colouring or another feature that 

conceals an animal and enables it to blend into its surroundings.

Migration: a seasonal journey to a place with a more suitable climate.

Habitat: the home of an animal or plant.

Books in our Library on Deserts

DK Findout

Read about camels and their adaptations by clicking on the image above. Then, click on the image 

below to read about the animals and the plants in the American desert.

What is adaptation?

This short video will help you understand the concept of adaptation. A cute camel takes you through his adaptations.

Adaptable Arms

Plant Adaptations

Books on Habitats