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Animal Adaptation: Games

Online games are a fun way to learn more about science topics. Here you will find links to an assortment of interactive games and activities for use at home or in the classroom. These games are designed for a variety of skill levels and interests. They can be used in a computer lab, on an interactive whiteboard, or on individual devices. Flash, Java, Shockwave, QuickTime or other interactive plug-ins may be required.

Make a Creature Powersuit!

In Aviva's Powersuit Maker, you'll create a powersuit using animal adaptations and body parts designed for a certain habitat. See what you can do with a suit built of amazing adaptations! Start with the Experiment mode and then move to Challenge mode.

Natural Selection in Action

In the Peppered Moth Game from Arizona State University, you take on the role of the predator. Choose a light or dark forest for your experiment, and capture as many moths as you can before the time runs out. Through the eyes of an active predator, see how camouflage protects prey animals. Does your score change as the environment changes?

Defend Your Turf

In Defender: Natural Selection from National Geographic, defend your territory by placing animals with different adaptations on your land. Your knowledge about adaptations will help you earn extra points!

Hidden In Plain Sight

Types of camouflage may include mimicry, disguise, concealing coloring and disruptive coloring. Can you tell them apart? In Seeing Through Camouflage, match the animal to the type of adaptation it uses.

Far North Adventure

In Arctic Animal Discovery from the National Park Service, find different animals on the landscape as you learn more about adaptations. Change the season, locate the animals and hear their voices by exploring the landscape and using the navigational map.

Ocean Creature Feature

From shallow waters to coral reefs to the deep sea, many kinds of animals live in the oceans. In this game from the American Museum of Natural History, you will identify adaptations that help organisms survive in their marine habitat.

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