Evolve-an-Animal Work Sheet

Here is a little animal from another planet. Help it to adapt so that it can live in more environments.

Can you think of changes that will help it to succeed? Fill in the boxes to show your thinking.

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Environment  Organism Body Features  Reasons for Body Features

Temperate Grasslands

 

20 - 85 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

Rainfall: 20 inches

9 inches high with eyes

Reproduction by eggs

Three legs

Three antennae / eyes

Mouth on bottom: long tongue reaches ground

Moss-like fuzz on top

Moves easily in short grass

Eggs may be laid quickly, stuck to tough grass stems

Legs are rigid and covered with hard chitin, like insect legs. The animal can run quite fast.

Eyes on top for maximum field of vision: antennae are also vibration sensitive.

Tongue is sticky for eating insects, and slugs

Moss-like fuzz on top absorbs water.

 Temperate
Region Swamps

 

20 - 85 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

Rainfall: 40 inches

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Arid Desert Climate

 

20 - 120 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

Rainfall: 4 inches

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Dense Jungle

 

 Hot, humid Climate

 

50 - 120 Degrees Fahrenheit

 

Rainfall: 70 inches

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