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Animals with Patterns. Reasons Animals Have Patterned Coats. To scare predators Camouflage Because it’s unique!. Cheetah. Pattern: small, dark spots Why? Camouflage To hide while hunting Species Mammal. Giraffe. Pattern: large, brown spots Why? Camouflage To hide from predators

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Reasons animals have patterned coats
Reasons Animals Have Patterned Coats

  • To scare predators

  • Camouflage

  • Because it’s unique!


Cheetah
Cheetah

  • Pattern:

    • small, dark spots

  • Why?

    • Camouflage

    • To hide while hunting

  • Species

    • Mammal


Giraffe
Giraffe

  • Pattern:

    • large, brown spots

  • Why?

    • Camouflage

    • To hide from predators

  • Species

    • Mammal


Dalmatian
Dalmatian

  • Pattern:

    • small, black spots

  • Why?

    • To be unique

  • Species

    • Mammal


Ladybug
Ladybug

  • Pattern:

    • small, black spots

  • Why?

    • Camouflage

    • To scare predators

  • Species

    • Insect


Peacock
Peacock

  • Pattern:

    • Blue-green “eyes” on

      their tail feathers

  • Why?

    • Male: to attract females

    • Female: to scare away danger

  • Species

    • Bird


Tiger
Tiger

  • Pattern:

    • Black stripes

  • Why?

    • Camouflage

    • To hide while hunting

  • Species

    • Mammal


Zebra
Zebra

  • Pattern:

    • White and Black stripes

  • Why?

    • Camouflage

    • To hide from predators

  • Species

    • Mammal



Assignment
Assignment

  • Choose one animal from the list below and create your own “puppet” of the animal.

    • Cheetah

    • Dalmatian

    • Giraffe

    • Ladybug

    • Peacock

    • Tiger

    • Zebra

  • Draw the animal on a piece of paper.

  • Use scissors to cut out the shape of your animal.

  • Use markers or crayons to color in the animal’s pattern.

  • Finally, get a popsicle stick glue your animal to the end of the popsicle stick. NOW YOU HAVE A PUPPET!


Journal questions
Journal Questions

Answer the following questions in your journals:

  • What animal did you choose?

  • What animal group is it in? (mammal, fish, amphibian, invertebrate, bird, or reptile?)

  • What does your animal use its pattern for? (camouflage, protection, etc?)


Useful learning websites
Useful Learning Websites

  • Animal Corner

    • Find information on your animal.

    • Look at pictures of your animal.

  • Animal Planet

    • Find information on your animal.

    • Look at pictures of your animal.

  • Dalmatians

    • Use the side bar to view photos and facts about Dalmatians.

  • Animal Puzzles (for fun!)

    • Try to solve different puzzles of your favorite animals!