Animal Adaptation Tournament
Students will work through a tournament to determine the most interesting, most valuable, or strangest animal adaptations.
Here are my notes about the adaptations:
- Cuttlefish - three skin layers that created different colors and patterns. Their skin also has papillae to add texture.
- Dorcas Gazelle - many water conserving adaptations (they don't have to drink, they have solid urine, etc)
- Sunda Flying Lemur - skin membrane for gliding
- Wood frogs - can freeze their blood
- Pufferfish - grow when threatened
- Mimic octopus - mimics dangerous animals
- Camel - third eyelid!
- ant-mimicking treehopper (Cyphonia clavata) — adapted to grow a… realistic ant-shaped protrusion on its back!