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Amazing Adaptations

1 Hour
Book Program
Year Levels


Plants and animals have adaptations to help them survive in an environment. These adaptations help them survive seasonal changes and predation.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.

This can be a pre-visit, post-visit or a stand-alone activity.

Key Learning Question

What adaptations do animals have that help them to survive in their environment?

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Define the term adaptation
  • Demonstrate structural and behavioural adaptations of wetland and grassland animals


Students will:

  • Observe a leaf insect, frog and lizard
  • Discuss structural and behavioural adaptations of the insect, frog and lizard
  • Sort the structural and behavioural adaptation examples

Victorian Curriculum

Science - Biological sciences

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive their environment (VCSSU074)
  • Growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions in their environment (VCSSU075)

Learning Continuum

The following Learning Continuum is a guide for teachers to show the links between the programs. Ecolinc offers onsite, online and through outreach. The Learning Continuum can be used to access Ecolinc resources to support the development of units of work.

Ecolinc Learn Online is an online learning management system offering interactive online courses for students and teachers. These courses can be undertaken either as a pre-visit, post-visit or stand-alone. Students are encouraged to do the post-learning course after the Outreach program.

Outreach programs are conducted by an Ecolinc education officer at your school. They are available to moderately disadvantaged primary schools in the Geelong, Ballarat and western suburbs areas (or within 100km radius from Bacchus Marsh).


Learn Online Pre-program:

Spotlight on Survival


It’s a Match


☞ Amazing Adaptations