Scrambled Climate Adaptation

Animal Adaptations

Object Type: Interactive

Scrambled Climate Adaptation

Media: Animal Adaptations

Review the new vocabulary of this video chapter (cold-blooded, warm-blooded, migration, and hibernation) with this gameshow-like interface. Divide the activity and give more students a chance to participate at the board.

In this vocabulary building activity, students are read a clue about the various adaptation types animals use. Review the video "Animal Adaptations" for vocabulary definitions. There is a short informational paragraph at the top of the page that can be helpfulin finding the correct answers. The "Hint:" describes the answer word. Following the "Hint" is a collection of letters that are used by students to spell out the word. Students must spell the word correctly in order to get credit. Use the blank square for hyphenated words. There is a time limit for each answer, and students can check how much time they have left by looking at the timer at the top of the screen. If the answer is correct, the students earn points and a positive 'ding' sound is made. If the student is incorrect, a 'blip' sounds and the letters return to the bank. If the students get stuck they can click on the SKIP button and the answer will be filled in automatically. Directions can be heard by clicking on the ? at the top of the screen.

This activity can be played whole group, small groups, in pairs, or individually.

  • Whole Class: The students begin by listening to the directions (click on the ?) and thenclick on START to play. Have a student read the paragraph and the Hint: at the top of the screen. The whole class or teams may brainstorm for possible answers. Pick students or assign a team rep to give answers. Have a clicker drag the letters to line and click SUBMIT to check. The class could vote on the right answer. Have a student orally spell the correct answer while others check it. You could also have teams compete using the timer. Assigning students with different jobs can make this fun when the whole class plays together.
  • Provide students with a list of animals, a list of adaptations, and a list of climates and have them match the three together to create a climate adaptation study guide.

    Social Studies: Provide students with a flat map of the world with some general climates identified. Have the students list 3-4 descriptors about the various climates. They can research these using other clips from other movies or from other nonfiction sources. Then the students could also list 1 animal that successfully lives in each environment.