Many animals have unusual adaptations that help them eat. You have read in your textbook that giraffes have long, flexible tongues that help them eat leaves from thorny trees. Giant anteaters have tongues that are two feet long to help them eat!
Research different animals to learn about the adaptations that help them eat. Choose two animals that have unusual adaptations. Write a report that compares the adaptations of these animals with those of the giraffe and the giant anteater. Here are some questions to guide your research:
What adaptations help these animals eat?
What kinds of food do these animals eat?
How do these animals' adaptations compare with those of the giraffe and the giant anteater?
Are you ready? Begin by visiting the Web sites in Step 2. Look for answers to the questions above, and write down what you learn in the note-taking boxes.
With teacher supervision, you may use search engines to research other Web sites. You also can research animal adaptations at the library. When you are ready, follow Steps 3 and 4 to write your report.
Step 2. Research
Research answers to the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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