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Why do animals have camouflage? - Science

If you can, go outside and see if you can see any butterflies - they may be tricky to see!  Watch the video to look at some of the most common British varieties.


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Make some simple butterflies, some brightly coloured, some not.  Ask someone to hide them, then you go and seek them.  Which do you find first?

What do you notice about their colouring?  How do they compare with moths, which hide in the daytime and are active at night?  Why do you think some are brightly coloured, whilst others are camouflaged?  Talk about what the word camouflage means.


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