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Animal Adaptations

Curriculum Target Grade: 2 & 4

Suitable for Grades: K-4

Take a virtual nature walk through the Museum Galleries as we focus on the interesting ways animals behave in order to survive! Learn how animals are suited to their environments, explore the differences between young and mature animals, and contrast different life cycles of Manitoba animals in this interactive presentation.  

Curriculum Connections

Grade 2

  • 2-1-08: Recognize that all animals can have offspring, and that offspring generally resemble their parents.
  • 2-1-09: Compare the appearance of young and mature animals of the same type.
  • 2-1-14: Describe changes in the appearance and activity of various animals as they go through a complete life cycle. Include: an insect, a bird, an amphibian.  
  • 2-1-15: Compare the life cycles of animals that have similar life cycles and those that have difference life cycles.
  • 2-1-12: Describe and classify a wide range of animals according to various characteristics and behaviours.

Grade 4

  • 4-1-02: Recognize that each plant and animal depends on a specific habitat to meet its needs.
  • 4-1-03: Identify the components of an animal habitat. Include: food, water, living space, cover/shelter.
  • 4-1-04: Identify physical and behavioural adaptations of animals and plants, and infer how these adaptations help them to survive in a specific habitat. Examples: ducks’ webbed feet and waterproof feathers help them dive for food in the marsh…
  • 4-1-05: Investigate alternate explanations of plant or animal adaptations based on traditional knowledge from a variety of cultures
  • 4-1-07: Investigate and describe a variety of local and regional habitats and their associated populations of plants and animals.

Email [email protected] or call 204-988-0626 for more information and to discuss options for your class, group, or family.