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How do adaptations help living things survive?

National Geographic Life Science book, Chapter 4
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Tyler Wood

on 3 September 2015

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Transcript of How do adaptations help living things survive?

Defense and Protection
Before You Move on
Plant Adaptations
http://www.brainpop.com/science/diversityoflife/carnivorousplants/preview.weml
Thorns
How do adaptations help living things survive?
Sensing and Communicating
Science Vocabulary
Adaptation
An
adaptation
is a feature that helps a living thing survive in their environment.
Camouflage
Camouflage
is a color or shape that makes a living thing hard to see.
Variation
A
variation
is a different form of a feature of the same kind of a living thing.
Extinction
Extinction
is the complete loss of one kind of living thing.
Adaptations
Camouflage
Movement
Getting Food
Animal mouths
Bird Beaks
Animal defense
Amazing eyes
Mantis Shrimp
Birds
Musical Interlude
Police use dogs to search for illegal things because their noses are so good.
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Animals with Amazing Senses
Communicating
How does a tortoise's hard shell help the tortoise survive in its environment?
Why can the kinkajou's tail be thought of as an extra hand?
A chameleon can change its body color to blend in with its environment. How does this adaptation help it catch its prey? Explain.
Suppose all of the leaf-litter toads were the same color. Do you think they would survive as well? Give reasons for your answer.
What might you think a dog is communicating when it growls?
Could a pitcher plant survive without trapping insects in its leaves? Why or why not?
Carnivore plant
Venus flytrap
Leaves
Reproduction
Cactus thorns
Rose bush thorns
Why do plants have thorns?
A:
To protect it from being eaten
Banana tree leaf
Douglas Fir leaf
Why are some leaves small and some big?
A
: Size helps them survive in different environments.
Reproduction in plants
Flowers
Fossils and Extinction
Conclusion
Comparing Living and Extinct Things
Fossils
Elephant
Mastodon
tusks
trunk
herds/families
long fur
rough skin
large ears
smaller in size
heavier
smaller tusks
Hundreds of different kinds of sharks live in the ocean today. Sharks have lived on Earth for about 400 million years. What does this tell us about the adaptions of sharks?
400 million years!!
Hybodus lived 180 million years ago
Great white sharks live today
Evolution
adapt to survive
Adaptations, like camouflage, help animals survive in their environment.
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ostriches can swim but can't fly?
Why do you think that is?
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