Animal Adaptations

Scientists study animals and their environments to learn about the world’s biodiversity. These articles, related to biodiversity, endangered animals, and the interrelatedness of species, supplement the Science Explorations online investigation Animals, Adaptation, and the Galapagos.

Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (SuperScience)

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Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (SuperScience)

Introduce younger students to Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle with this interview Niles Eldredge. Then challenge their ability to spot environmental adaptations with the Iguana Puzzler. 

Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (Science World)

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Darwin: Voyage of Discovery (Science World)

Did you know that Darwin was prone to sea sickness? Or that he found a bird specimen he was seeking ... on his dinner plate? Examine the big insights and amusing details of Darwin's historic voyage on the HMS Beagle.