Migrate, Adapt, or Hibernate
About the Migrate, Adapt, or Hibernate Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the three ways that animals respond to winter.
• To be able to identify the three basic ways that animals respond to winter.
• To be able to list some of the animals that adapt, migrate, or hibernate.
When winter comes, humans wear warmer clothing and heavy coats. We also get most of our food from grocery stores. Our grocery stores do not close when winter comes. Winter is a different story for animals. Animals find their food in nature. They do not have clothes that they put on, so what do they do when winter comes?
There are three basic ways that animals respond to winter. They migrate, adapt, or hibernate. What type of animal something is tells us which of the three methods it is likely to use to survive winter.