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What child doesn’t enjoy a good game of hide-and-seek? There is the challenge of finding the perfect hiding spot and, of course, the allure of the hunt. Though children get great pleasure from the game, many members of the animal kingdom are the real masters of this life or death condition—by necessity. Camouflage is one of the amazing adaptations used by some animals to increase their chances of survival. This lesson engages students to improve their understanding of camouflage.