Camouflage

How well can you hide? In this movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about the different methods animals use to stay hidden from both prey and predator. You'll learn about some of the more common forms of camouflage, like countershading, where an animal's back is darker than its belly; disruptive coloration, which makes it hard to distinguish an animal's outline; and protective coloration, which helps animals blend in with their environments. You'll also learn about the active camouflage made possible by chromatophores, specialized skin cells that let creatures like chameleons and octopi change color at will! Peekaboo - we see you!

Camouflage Background Information for Teachers and Families

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about camouflage and animal adaptations. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Camouflage. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Camouflage Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about camouflage and animal adaptations. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Camouflage topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

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