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Animal Adaptations

Utah Core Areas

Utah 4th Grade Science

Standard 5 – Objective 2

  • Cite examples of physical features that allow particular plants and animals to live in specific environments

Standard 5 – Objective 4

  • Describe how the behavior and adaptations of Utah mammals help them survive winter (e.g., obtaining food, building homes, hibernation, migration).

Utah 5th Grade Science

Standard 5 – Objective 2

  • Compare the traits of similar species for physical abilities, instinctual behaviors, and specialized body structures that increase the survival of one species in a specific environment over another species
  • Describe how a particular physical attribute may provide an advantage for survival in one environment but not in another
  • Research a specific plant or animal and report how specific physical attributes provide an advantage for survival in a specific environment.
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