Video and lesson investigations on the topic of camouflage. Key concepts include:
- Animals are hard to see if their color matches the color of their surroundings. Some animals can change their color to suit their surroundings.
- When the color of an animal matches its surroundings, we say that the animal is camouflaged.
- Animals camouflage themselves either for protection or to be less visible to the creatures they are hunting.
- Some animals are camouflaged so that their shape and behavior, as well as their color, make them resemble something else in the environment.
- These animals do not blend into the environment.
- These animals rather they blend with the environment.
- Their predators or prey can easily see them, but they are mistaken for other objects.
- Females are more likely to be camouflaged than males. It is helpful for females to be inconspicuous since they are extremely vulnerable during the time they spend sitting on eggs or nursing their young.