Ch 6: Mammal Adaptations for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Work through this chapter with your elementary school students to help them learn about mammal adaptations. These engaging lessons and quizzes can help students boost their mammal adaptation knowledge for exams or homework assignments.

Mammal Adaptations for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

This convenient online science chapter is geared toward elementary school students who need to learn about mammal adaptations. As your students work through the chapter, they'll learn about the adaptations for various types of mammals, including cheetahs, wolves, elephants, zebras, kangaroos and bats. The chapter also comes with short assessment quizzes that are designed to reinforce important adaptation terms and concepts.

Chapter Topics

Students will study adaptations for the following types of mammals:

  • Cheetahs, tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, lynxes and bobcats
  • Monkeys, gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees
  • Squirrels, raccoons, beavers and rabbits
  • Dogs, wolves and coyotes
  • Red and fennec foxes
  • Black and brown bears
  • Elephants, rhinos and hippos
  • Red and giant pandas
  • Zebras and giraffes
  • Kangaroos, koalas, sloths and platypuses
  • Pigs
  • Bats

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about mammal adaptations will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about mammal adaptations.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information about different types of mammal adaptations
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about mammal adaptations
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about mammal adaptations
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the mammal adaptation topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about mammal adaptations.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands mammal adaptations by completing the Mammal Adaptations for Elementary School chapter exam.

35 Lessons in Chapter 6: Mammal Adaptations for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cheetah Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

1. Cheetah Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

You might know that the cheetah runs faster than any other land animal, but do you know how it can move so quickly? Find out about the cheetah adaptations that make this animal amazingly fast and such a good hunter.

Tiger Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

2. Tiger Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

They are near the top of the food chain and are feared and respected by all they encounter. Read about the tiger's adaptations that give it this well deserved reputation.

Monkey Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

3. Monkey Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Monkeys have many adaptations that allow them to get the amount of food they need to survive and stay safe from potential predators. Learn about some of these monkey adaptations in this lesson.

Dog Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

4. Dog Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Dogs are considered man's best friend, but they didn't always live with humans. They used to live in the wild! In this lesson, we'll learn about adaptations that dogs developed to help them survive.

Pig Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

5. Pig Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Whether you find them cute and cuddly or fat muddy messes, pigs are all over the world and have adapted to survive in just about every environment. Learn about the adaptations and characteristics that allow pigs to live in so many different places.

Gorilla Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

6. Gorilla Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Gorillas are amazing creatures, but what about them allows them to thrive in their own habitats? Come and learn about some of their adaptations, both behavioral and physical.

Red Fox Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

7. Red Fox Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Red foxes live in many different types of environments, so how exactly do they survive everyday life in these different habitats? Learn about some of their adaptations in this lesson.

Lion Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

8. Lion Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

How did lions get to be known as the 'king of the jungle'? Well, they have many adaptations that have enabled them to be so revered and powerful. Come and learn about some of these adaptations in this lesson.

Black Bear Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

9. Black Bear Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

They are near the top of the food chain, yet they are shy and not aggressive unless provoked. Read about the adaptations that black bears use to be able to survive in many different environments.

Wolf Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

10. Wolf Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Wolves have several physical and behavioral adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in their environment. Come and learn about some of these adaptations in this lesson.

Brown Bear Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

11. Brown Bear Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Brown bears are pretty powerful creatures, but how did they get to be that way? Come and learn about some of these adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive in their environment.

Bat Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

12. Bat Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Bats are not just creatures that are popular at Halloween! In this lesson, learn about the physical adaptations that allow bats to survive and thrive in the wild, like their long fingers and webbing.

Elephant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

13. Elephant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Elephants are some amazing creatures, and they have many adaptations that allow them to survive in a brutally hot climate. Come and learn about some of these special adaptations in this lesson.

Rabbit Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

14. Rabbit Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Rabbits may be adorable and sweet, but they are much more than furry friends. Come and learn what adaptations these animals have and how those adaptations allow them to survive and thrive in their environments.

Red Panda Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

15. Red Panda Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever heard of a red panda? It looks very different from the giant panda and has some unique characteristics that help it survive in its environment. Read on to learn about the adaptations of this very cute animal.

Giant Panda Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

16. Giant Panda Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Giant pandas have many adaptations that let them live in a habitat where they mostly eat bamboo. This lesson will teach you about these adaptations and why they are important for the panda's survival.

Jaguar Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

17. Jaguar Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Jaguars are fast, strong members of the panther family. In this lesson, discover the physical and behavioral adaptations that make jaguars excellent hunters and beautiful creatures.

Rhino Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

18. Rhino Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Looking more like dinosaurs than modern animals, rhinos are large, in charge, and don't like to be messed with! Read about these incredible animals and how they have adapted to survive.

Leopard Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

19. Leopard Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Leopards are fascinating creatures that live in various habitats around the world. They have interesting adaptations that allow them to survive in a variety of places. Continue reading to discover more about what makes leopards unique.

Beaver Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

20. Beaver Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

What is an adaptation? What helps a beaver survive in its wetland habitat? This lesson will tell you all about the adaptations that beavers have to help them live.

Squirrel Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

21. Squirrel Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Squirrels are rodents with special body parts and skills that help them live in trees. In this lesson, learn about the physical characteristics that help squirrels find food, blend in, and survive being hunted by predators.

Zebra Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

22. Zebra Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Zebras live in open grasslands where there are a few trees, and they have special features that help them survive in their habitat. Come learn about some of these cool characteristics, known as adaptations, and why they are important to zebras.

Coyote Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

23. Coyote Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

They are relatives of dogs, but you would not want to pet one of these guys. Coyotes are wild and in charge of their own lives. Read about how coyotes live in virtually any environment they encounter.

Kangaroo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

24. Kangaroo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

You probably already know that kangaroos hop, but did you know that they do so for a purpose? Come and learn about this and many other adaptations in this lesson.

Lynx Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

25. Lynx Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

The lynx is a small wildcat that lives in cold climates on different continents. This lesson will teach you about some of their adaptations and why they are important for the lynx's survival.

Giraffe Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

26. Giraffe Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Giraffes have many adaptations that help them live in their natural habitat. This lesson will teach you about some of these cool features and why they are important for a giraffe's survival.

Raccoon Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

27. Raccoon Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

You might know of raccoons as a neighborhood nuisance, but are you aware of the amazing adaptations that they have developed in order to thrive in their environments? Learn about some of these adaptations in this lesson.

Hippo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

28. Hippo Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Hippos have different adaptations that let them live in the water and on land. This lesson will teach you about some of these adaptations and how they help hippos in their natural habitat.

Koala Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

29. Koala Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Koalas are well adapted for a very small environment on Earth. Read about this animal that only lives on a few islands on the entire planet, and was once mistaken for a cute little bear.

Orangutan Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

30. Orangutan Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

They live deep in the Asian rainforests, and even if you walked through there, you probably would never see them. Read about how orangutans have adapted to living safely in this environment despite the many dangers.

Sloth Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

31. Sloth Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Sloths have become some of the most well liked animals in the world. Come and learn about how sloths have adapted to their environment in order to thrive and survive.

Bobcat Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

32. Bobcat Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Bobcats are smaller wildcats with short tails that live in North America. This lesson will teach you about the special adaptations that help them survive in their natural habitats.

Chimpanzee Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

33. Chimpanzee Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

What is a chimpanzee's favorite song? Jungle Bells! That's a fun joke, but chimpanzees probably don't listen to music. They do, however, have many adaptations that help them survive in the rainforests of Africa.

Platypus Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

34. Platypus Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

One of the most unique animals in nature is the platypus. In this lesson, learn about the physical characteristics and skills that help this mammal survive in the wild.

Fennec Fox Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

35. Fennec Fox Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

The fennec fox is an animal that lives in a very harsh habitat. This lesson will teach you about several of the interesting adaptations it uses to help it survive in a very hot climate.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support