The Water Planet Exhibit in the Aquarium displays some animals that live surrounded by water and some animals that live with very little water. Different parts of the exhibit highlight different adaptations that help the animals deal with the challenges of their particular habitat.
Look for signs high on the walls to see what theme is being highlighted in each section of the exhibit. Adaptations for reproduction, movement, feeding, defense, and sensing are featured for animals in underwater environments. The desert section focuses on adaptations for survival in areas where water is scarce.
The interior pages of this scavenger hunt guide students to focus on adaptations for feeding and moving underwater. While students should start by looking in the “Feeding” and “Moving” sections of the exhibit, they should also feel free to use animals from other sections as examples. The back page focuses on adaptations for survival in dry environments. The questions on that page will be best answered in the “Precious Little Water” section of the exhibit.