You can tell a lot about a fish by the way it looks - such as where it lives, how it feeds, and how it moves through the water.

In this activity students will learn about a number of different adaptations that help a fish to survive in the watery world.

Adaptations are features that increase the animals’ likelihood of surviving in their habitat. Students will learn about the three types of adaptations:

  • Behavioural (schooling, escaping, care of young, warning signals)
  • Functional or Physiological (e.g. buoyancy, poisons and colour change)
  • Structural (e.g. body shape, body cover, camouflage, appendages  and mouth parts)

Students will examine the external features of a variety of fish species, learning about their adaptations for life in the marine environment.

Cost $5.00 per student