Utah's Plants and Animals - Change Is Good!

When it is hot outside we put on shorts and sandals.  During the winter we wear our boots and coats.  Why? Adaptations are also characteristics that help plants and animals survive in a particular environment. For example, some animals are able to live in very hot and dry climates. That is because they have adapted to their environment. In Utah we are fortunate to live around many different animals. The animals in Utah have had to make some adaptations to help them survive in their environment. The next activity will help you to see the different adaptations birds in Utah have made.

Do it!
Describe the adaptations that the birds of Utah have made which allow them to survive.  Look closely at the birds and then choose two birds to compare and contrast.  Use a Venn diagram (like the one below the pictures) to make your comparison.

utah state board of education This Sci-ber Text was developed by the Utah State Board of Education and Utah educators.