Somerleyton Primary School

Aquatic Adaptation 

In a workshop Class 3 explored some of the adaptations aquatic plants and animals have changed to help them survive and live in the dykes of the Broads National Park. Discovering how physical and behavioural characteristics of plants and animals help them get everything they need to survive and how these adaptations are driven by the habitat in which they live. Students examined different animals and plants found in the Broads National Park and suggested the adaptations they may have evolved to overcome certain problems in their environment.  Students conducted experiments to determine how aquatic plants float and how animals are able to walk on, or hang from, the water surface. The pupils finished the day with a game of Bingo to correctly identify, from their adaptations, the plants and animals they have learnt about through the workshop.