Animal Adaptations Task Cards


Are you looking for a fun way to review structural and behavioral adaptations? Students will love reviewing with these 28 Animal Adaptations Task Cards! Makes a great science center, scoot activity, or review game. Digital and PDF versions of the task cards are included.


Animal Adaptations Task Cards

These Animal Adaptations Task Cards are a fun, low-prep tool for reviewing physical and behavioral animal adaptations! Using these task cards, you will save time planning your review activity and students will have fun reviewing what they have learned!

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Students Will:

  • Identify, define, and describe physical and behavioral adaptations (camouflage, mimicry, hibernation, migration, dormancy, learned behavior)
  • Explain why animals use specific adaptations

What’s Included?

  • 28 Task cards
  • Student response worksheet
  • 1 Google Form
  • Answer key

This resource includes two sets of PDF Animal Adaptations Task Cards. One set has a colorful background and the other set has an all-white background. The questions are the same on both sets of task cards.

What types of questions are asked?

Questions model what students will see on a test, including:

  • Multiple choice
  • Fill in the blank
  • Open-end questions

How can I use these task cards?

  • Scoot
  • Science centers
  • Review game
  • Early finishers
  • Daily review at the start of a science lesson

What standards are covered?

These Animal Adaptations Task Cards closely align with most science standards related to teaching physical and behavioral animal adaptations. These task cards are also aligned with both the 2010 and 2018 Virginia science SOLs. They are aligned with science SOL 3.4 if using the 2010 standards and science SOL 3.4 if using the 2018 standards.

Is a digital version included?

This Animal Adaptations Task Cards resource includes BOTH a digital version and a PDF version. The digital version can be accessed through Google Forms and allows students to easily self-check their work. You can also use the Google Forms task cards to track student progress.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Forms. You’ll then share that file with your students.

What are other buyers saying about these task cards?

  • “This is great for stations or as a study tool before testing season. Thank you.” (Ebonie J.)
  • “Kids loved these as a get out of your seat activity.” (Nicole T.)
  • “Fabulous product, very engaging and challenging!!!” (Nazira A.)
  • “This resource helped with our review of animals.” (Tanya H.)
  • “Loved these as this is our largest unit of the year. It was a great addition and easy to mix up the day to day routine.” (anonymous buyer)
  • “Great resource for review.” (Christine R.)
  • “This is a great resource to add to my animal adaptations unit! Thank you!” (Emilie D.)

Want to save money?

These Animal Adaptations Task Cards are included in my 3rd Grade Science Task Cards Bundle for a discounted price!

Don’t Miss Out!

These Animal Adaptations Task Cards are the perfect review tool! In addition, they are low-prep and easy to use throughout the year. Your students will love reviewing what they have learned or preparing for end of the year testing with these task cards!


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Other Information:

I recommend printing these task cards in color and laminating so that they can easily be reused from year to year, although this is not necessary. These task cards also print and are easy to read in grayscale.

Check about my blog post all about task cards for games and activities you can play with these task cards!

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