Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The sunflower sea star has tough, spiny skin, which helps protect it from predators.
  • The sunflower sea star has thousands of tube feet, which it uses to move around and catch prey.
  • The sunflower sea star has the ability to regenerate lost limbs.

Curriculum keywords

  • Habitat
  • Adaptation
  • Food Chain

Spark a discussion

  • How does the sunflower sea star move around?
  • How does the sunflower sea star protect itself from predators?
  • What happens if a sunflower sea star loses one of its arms?

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