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Laura Douglason 21 January 2014
Transcript of Animal Adaptations
What sorts of
meet the needs of these animals?
In order for an animal
to meet all of
in its environment,
animals have ADAPTED.
What is ADAPTATION?
characteristic that allows
an organism to survive or reproduce in its
An interaction in which one organism
another for food
Who can tell me something they've learned about ....
everything around an animal.
by Ms Douglas
that helps an
animal blend into its environment
A Gecko uses its camouflaged covering to hide from its
prey AND predators
We already know polar bears use camouflage.
do polar bears
have to help them survive
long, cold winters in the Arctic?
Something to think about...
These are traits that involve
organism that help it survive.
Example: beaks, fins, wings, feet
or action that helps an organism survive or reproduce in its
Special body parts
Special Body Parts
Some animals' body parts help them to
by meeting their basic needs.
to reach the tops of tall trees for food
What other animals have
that help them reach the tops of trees?
What physical adaptations do you notice about these birds that help them to survive?
is a long, deep sleep an animal takes when it is unable to survive the long, cold winter.
is the regular, recurring journey of an animal from one place to another and back again for feeding or reproduction
Who is the
The organism that
An organism that
by another organism
One third of the Earth's surface is DESERT!
Temperatures in Antarctica average 2°C during Summer &
-60°C in Winter!