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4th grade How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?
Transcript of 4th grade How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?
I can identify and explain the different ways livings things adapt to their environment.
The environment is all of the living and non-living things in an area.
A characteristic is a trait that makes a
person, thing, or group different from others.
In writing and in an oral discussion, I can explain how living things adapt to their environment.
is an activity or action the organism does (usually instinctual) that helps it survive.
Physical or behavioral adaptation?
Think Like a Scientist:
What are some ways that camouflage can help animals hide from predators or catch prey?
An adaptation is a characteristic that helps a
living thing survive.
Camouflage is a physical adaptation. It helps an animal to appear to blend with its surroundings.
Some animals, like skunks and octupuses use chemicals they make in their bodies to protect themselves.
The penguins in the inside stay the warmest, but penguins take turns so everyone survives the cold.
The penguins changed how they act so they could survive.
THAT'S BEHAVIORAL ADAPTATION!
Hibernation is a deep sleep that helps animals to save energy and survive the winter without eating much.
Behavioral adaptations are the things organisms
Behavioral adaptations are the changes in the way animals
Physical adaptations are the physical characteristics of an animal that help it to survive in its environment.
Webbed feet help animals swim.
A bird's beak (and feet) is shaped according to what it eats.
An animal's fur helps it hide from predators and prey.
Scales help animals adapt to their environment by protecting an animal's skin from harsh conditions such as hot, desert climates.
An instinct is a behavior an animal exhibits
Instinct is hereditary, it is passed on from the parents so baby animals know how to hatch out of an egg, or get food from their parents.
Without instinct many animals would not survive.
Many animals rely on their instincts to sense approaching danger, or when searching for a mate.
How Are Living
Things Adapted to their Environment?
special beak adapted to the food it eats.
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Claws are used to catch and hold prey .
Claws also are used for digging, climbing trees, self-defense, and grooming.
Fur also protects an animal from harsh climates
Penguins adapt to the freezing weather
in the Antarctic by making a huddle.
Mimicry is the ability an organism develops to imitate one or more characteristics from another organism.
Camouflage is used by prey to help hide from predators and it is used by predators to help them conceal themselves as they stalk their prey).
Migration is the movement of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding.
Take an existing animal and put the animal in a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT:
1. How would that animal have to ADAPT to survive in their new environment?
2. What would be their
3. What would be their