Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The wingspan of some species of albatross can measure more than three metres.
  • Albatrosses use their large wings to glide above the sea for days without stopping.
  • Albatrosses spend most of their lives at sea, only returning to land to breed.

Curriculum keywords

  • Animals
  • Adaptation

Spark a discussion

  • What does the term "wingspan" mean?
  • Why do albatrosses return to land?
  • What is the average lifespan of the albatross?

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