Mission adaptation

Mission adaptation

Ever wonder why some animals are so funny looking?

Or why some of them are really good at hiding or running fast?  It didn't happen by accident, it is all to do with adapting or changing to fit into your environment better.

If an animal is born with something useful to fit their environment, for example they can run really fast, they will probably stay alive for a lot longer.  If they stay alive longer there is more chance they will reproduce (have babies).  Their babies will then also be able to run faster so they will live longer.  Then slowly all of those animals will be able to run really fast.

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Get it? Here is an example: giraffes didn't always have such long necks.  The giraffe's with the longer necks were able to reach more food, so these giraffes lived for longer.  Because they lived for longer they had more babies who also had long necks.  Then giraffes with shorter necks would die out and giraffes would be known for having very long necks.  But they changed or adapted they weren't always like that!

 

 

 

Even the animals and insects in your garden have adaptations.  Try going into your garden and taking photos of insects, or animals, or even plants, and think about how they have adapted to their environment.  Send your pictures in to us here along with how you think they have adapted.

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You can also play our adaption game, take a photo of the animal and then choose how it has adapted to the environment.

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