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Animal Adaptations

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Laura Douglas

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Animal Adaptations

Animal
Adaptations

Environment

ADAPTATION
Extreme
environments
...
What sorts of
environments

meet the needs of these animals?

In order for an animal
to meet all of
its needs
in its environment,

animals have ADAPTED.
What is ADAPTATION?
A
behaviour
or
physical
characteristic that allows
an organism to survive or reproduce in its
environment
Types of
Adaptations
Predation
An interaction in which one organism
kills
another for food
In conclusion
Who can tell me something they've learned about ....
An
environment
is

everything around an animal.
Polar
by Ms Douglas
Camouflage
is a
physical characteristic
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.
What other
adaptations
do polar bears
have to help them survive

long, cold winters in the Arctic?
Something to think about...
Physical
Adaptation
These are traits that involve
the
physical structure
of an
organism that help it survive.

Example: beaks, fins, wings, feet


32 kmph
9.6 kmph
Behavioral
Adaptation
An inherited
behaviour
or action that helps an organism survive or reproduce in its
environent


Examples:
Hibernation
&
Migration
Environment
Physical
Adaptation
Camouflage
and
Special body parts
Behavioral
Adaptations
Hibernation
Migration
Special Body Parts
Some animals' body parts help them to
survive
by meeting their basic needs.
Giraffes have
long necks
to reach the tops of tall trees for food
What other animals have
adaptations
that help them reach the tops of trees?
Behavioral

&

Physical
What physical adaptations do you notice about these birds that help them to survive?
Bones?
Beaks?
Feet?
Hibernation
is a long, deep sleep an animal takes when it is unable to survive the long, cold winter.
Migration
is the regular, recurring journey of an animal from one place to another and back again for feeding or reproduction
Who is the
predator
?
The
prey
?
The organism that
does
the

killing
An organism that
is killed
or
eaten
by another organism
Desert
One third of the Earth's surface is DESERT!
Temperatures in Antarctica average 2°C during Summer &
-60°C in Winter!
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