Adaptations By: Jillian, Morgan & Olivia

Main idea

The main idea is about animals, plants, and other things that live in the environment have adaptations (or features) that help it survive.

Adaptations for living in the water

Marshes and swamps are two examples of wetlands. Frogs are a common animal in wetlands. The animals that live in water have two gills in order to survive in the wetlands.

Adaptations for living in the deserts

Not much rain falls in the desert environment. The plant that live in the deserts, the leaves helps the plants survive in the desert that is dry.

Adaptations for living in the Tundra

The Tundra environment is really cold. A lot of animals that live there survive. Trees don't grow in the Tundra environment. Some animals migrate (or travel) and others sleep (or hibernate) to help them survive.

Adaptations for living in grasslands

There is more rain that falls in the grasslands than the deserts! The grasslands are really dry. There are lots of fires but than the grass will grow back after the fire. And most trees use there leaves to make medicine!

Adaptations for living in the forest

Oak trees need more sunlight than plants in the forest. Animals have to blend in the forest so predators don't get them.

Vocabulary Words

Environment- An environment is the total of all the things that surround an organism.

Adaptations- An adaptation is a characteristic of an organism that helps it survive in the environment.

Migrates- When a animal migrates, it travels long distance during certain seasons.

Hibernates- When an animal hibernates, its body functions slow down, and the animals uses less energy!

Predator&Prey- A predator hunts and eats another organism. The organism a predator eats its prey.


1. True or False? Oak trees need more sunlight than plants in the forest?

2. True or False? A lot of rain falls in the deserts?

3. True or False? Most plants use their leaves to make food?

4. True or False? After there is a fire in grasslands the grass grows back?