Adaptation – camouflage

In our Nature and the Environment lesson this week the pupils thought about animal adaptation – why did some animals have stripes and others have spots? They decided it was so they either dazzled their predators or if they were a predator, so they could sneak up on prey. Humans don’t naturally have any stripes, but we can add them. Using burnt corks (for black soot) and a little camouflage paint they were very quickly all camouflaged up. Did it work? They were given two minutes to hide and then the hunt began! Some were incredibly hard to spot yet most made too much noise and moved around too much.