Best of… Specific Adaptations

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Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic.

This week: Specific Adaptations for year 5 students studying Biological Sciences.

Australian Curriculum Codes: ACSSU043

Year 5: “Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment”

  • explaining how particular adaptations help survival such as nocturnal behaviour, silvery coloured leaves of dune plants
  • describing and listing adaptations of living things suited for particular Australian environments
  • exploring general adaptations for particular environments such as adaptations that aid water conservation in deserts


This resource may be useful for students in later years looking to secure their basic knowledge and understanding before digging deeper.

Each article should take around 10 minutes to read and activities should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity:

All must: State what an adaptation is and give an example.

Most should: Describe why living things have specific adaptations and provide a range of examples.

Some could: Explain how adaptations of living things suit their environment and aid their survival, mentioning adaptations specific to the Australian environments.

Consider which of the above learning outcomes you should be aiming for throughout this activity.

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