Create a Critter - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Whales: Giants of the Ocean

Lesson 5 | Create a Critter

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises can be as short as 5 feet (1.5 meters) or as long as 100 feet (30.5 meters). In this lesson, students will learn about and try to replicate the size of some of the larger species. They will also compare those animals to familiar objects.

By the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  • Make a connection between structure, function and adaptation of organisms.


  • What special structures help animals adapt to live in a certain environment?