Hide and Seek: The Science of Animal Camouflage
How do animals hide in nature? It's about Camouflage!

The purpose of this lesson is for third grade girls to read, write and use internet resources in order to understand about animal camouflage. These lessons will include science blocks for two days, one in the classroom and the second one in the computer lab.




Have you ever wondered why you never see many insects, frogs, lizards in one place?

Have you ever wondered what happens to animals when they are altogether in groups?

This week in science class, we are going to answer these questions!

This lesson shows and tells about animals that live and hide in the desert, man-made forest and ocean.


 Here is the list to complete for 25 points: (25 points is the best!)

  1. Read and write our science vocabulary words in English and Arabic (fold one paper in half). Online dictionaries for language translation. Students writes eight words in Arabic letters. One point per word, eight point total.
  2. Read and write in our science work book three pages 104, 106. Six questions for six points total.
  3. Listen to one video about camouflage (8 minutes). Listening excercise, no points.
  4. Complete a science poster with Comic Life in the computer lab ( seven points total when completed in lab)
  5.  Quiz - Four fill-in sentences. One point per question, four points total.



Animals that hide: Camouflage

I have given you a mask to put on head and want you to look your friend. Is she hiding or can you see her? Can you see some of her face? This is like animals that hide in the trees, grasses or bushes. They hide so they can stay with their babies so they can grow, stay warm and safe from larger animals. It is fun to find them like a game of hide and seek! It is hard to find them when they are all the same color, like a puzzle.


What Will We Learn?

The learning outcome includes reading and writing about camouflage and write about animals that hide to stay safe. Animals stay in groups and hide from larger animals so they can live with their families. Camouflage matches the animal colors to its home and is not easy to see by other animals. The Learning Outcome for our Life Systems unit is to identify the parts of plants and animals that help them to grow and survive in their environment.


 The students will have to view pictures and apply it to our science activities.

Everyday young students see many animals in their home, farms, and outside of school.

What do they know about where they stay together to live longer?

Our third grade class will practice reading, spelling and writing science words in English.

We will study about animal lives in school so that we will understand animals in the real world. We will complete different activities in order to better understand camouflage.


NOTE: There are no standards assigned to this lesson and activity. My school is in the U.A.E. and the Abu Dhabi Education Council requires learning outcomes and suggests success criteria. This information is in written form and in picture form in classroom pics.

Animal Camouflage in U.A.E. Deserts
Life Systems
Science In ComicLife Form
Science Vocabulary Development
Third Grade Science
Focus Content Area:
Other: Science

Secondary Content Area:
Other: ESL
Other: Reading
Other: Writing
Grade Level: