How Do Animals Hide Animal Science Experiment
Animals hide and use camouflage as an important tactic to survive and avoid predators. In this fun and easy animal science experiment, we are going to demonstrate the effectiveness of camouflage and hopefully provide some understanding into how it helps animals hide.
Two sheets each of four different colored pieces of construction paper.
- A friend
- Take one sheet of each color of construction paper. Cut each sheet into 2 inch by 2 inch square pieces.
- Ask your friend to come over and have them close their eyes.
- Place the colored squares onto one of the large sheets of construction paper.
- Have your friend open their eyes.
- Specify a color that is no the color of the big piece of construction paper and give them five seconds to pick out as many squares as they can in the allotted time.
- Now try again, this time give them five seconds but choose the color that matches the large piece of construction paper.
How it Works:
Camouflage is a tactic animals use to blend in with their surroundings. This animal science experiment is designed to demonstrate the difference is identifying items that do not blend in with their surroundings, as opposed to those that do blend in with their surroundings.
Make This A Science Project:
Use some white animal bedding for hamster cages and hide several cotton balls inside. Add some colored pompoms and other similar sized and colored items to the bedding. Give a friend an allotted mount of time to recover items from the bedding. Keep a record of the amount and type of items found. Now try again but this time tell your friend to only search for cotton balls. Does this effect the amount of cotton balls recovered?