Monthly Archives: November 2017

Adaptation at Weston Park

On our trip to Weston Park yesterday, we learnt all about what adaptations are. We then carefully studied different animals to spot their adaptations and explain why they had them.

  

These are peppered moths. We learnt how natural selection had led to changes in their colouring.
This is a mountain hare. One is the hare in its winter coat and one is the summer coat. Can you tell which is which?

In the museum itself, we completed the adaptation trail to look at how arctic animals are suited to their habitat. It has black skin, blubber, fine white fluff and then longer, thicker colourless hairs. All of these features work together to help keep it warm. Its teeth and claws have adapted to help it catch its prey.