Lesson plan

Animal adaptations - eyes and teeth

Summary
Compare our eyes and teeth to those of another animal e.g. herbivore: visual field and stereo vision tests, compare teeth between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Discuss how eyes and teeth are adaptations for different lifestyles.
Science content
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Biology: Evolution, Natural Selection (7)
Procedure

The bodies of different animals look different as they are adapted for their particular environment and place in the food chain. This lesson looks at two different kinds of adaptation: where the eyes are on the head and what shape the teeth are.

Eyes activity

Teeth activity

Notes

This is a half hour lesson

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching Site
Horse riding stables, Richmond