Monday, 15 October 2012

Camouflaging Potatoes

In Science we continue to learn about different adaptations that help plants and animals survive in their habitats.  One adaptation that we have discussed recently is camouflage.  Camouflage is when an animal blends into its environment, usually to hide from predators (so it doesn't get eaten) or to sneak up on prey (so it can eat!).  It blends in by being a similar colour to the surrounding habitat.

This weekend's homework was for students to put their knowledge of camouflage into practice.  The task:  camouflage a potato to blend in with our school yard.  As you can see from the photos below, they had many creative ideas about how to do this!  

 After we placed the potatoes in their "environment" we invited the other Grade 4 class to come and find them.  They were good potato hunters, but it took them a while to find them all since they were so well camouflaged!

The potato below was the most difficult one to find.  (It's a lot easier to see on this desk!)

What animals do you know that use camouflage to help them survive?


  1. I like your potatoes.I like the pictures It is awesome.It is really neat and interesting.

    -by. Matt and Peter

  2. Wow! The last one (Blanche's) is SOOOOOO hard! Mine was easy. DX I wish I made it more camouflagy. :P