Our fourth graders had a visit from Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Our presenters, Sarah and Cami taught us about adaptations. We started by learning about the different kinds of living organisms., including plants, animals, microorganisms and fungi. We also learned about the different habitats we have in Utah. We learned there are six types of habitats that living organisms have to adapt to in order to survive.
We talked about how animal adapt to survive. We focused on sea turtles and some of the adaptations they have. We also talked about plants and the ways they have adapted to survive and thrive. We played Plant Guess Who to learn about more specific adaptations from different plants.
Kami showed us a large spider, a tarantula. This one was a large bird eating spider. Students made observations. It’s hairy, the hairs are really itchy and they use them as a defense mechanism. They have long legs to help it climb, very sharp fangs to help it catch food and to keep him safe. They also got to see a tarantula molt, a shed their skin.
Sarah helped us play another game by building an animal. Groups were given a bag of body parts and they had to choose the part that would help them survive in The desert. Miss Bird’s class came up with a scoryote.
Finally, we talked about how we to protect our animals their natural habitats. Throw away our trash. Don’t cut down trees. Thanks for coming and teaching us!
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