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Lesson Plan: Camouflage, Countershading & Adaptations

Grades 4-5
Lesson Plan

A penguin’s feathers serve as a form of camouflage called countershading. Countershading helps penguins blend in with their surroundings and hide from predators and prey. A penguin’s white belly serves as camouflage from underwater predators looking up, and its black back serves as camouflage for predators looking down.

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