What does it take to survive?

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Wonder of the Day #515

Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?

Objective

Identify the unique features of a species that allows them to adapt and survive in their environment.

Big Idea

How do animals change to survive?

Brainstorm a list animals that live in the African savanna and the foods they eat.

Read through the Wonder and discuss. What makes giraffes unique? What are some features that other animals have that help them survive?

Working in groups, create a new animal that is going to live in the savanna. Decide on their size, shelter, food, and special characteristics that will help them survive. Present to the class.