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Animal adaptations-ppt

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Animal adaptations-ppt

  1. 1. © A. Weinberg What do you see in this picture? By Ms. Weinberger
  2. 2. How many Cope’s Grey Tree frogs can you find in this picture?
  3. 3. © A. Weinberg Short-eared Owl
  4. 4. Have you ever wondered how animals are able to survive in the wild? Animals have certain adaptations that help them survive.
  5. 5. Think about the way you dress in the winter. Would you wear your shorts and bathing suit in a blizzard?
  6. 6. And what if you are having a snowball fight? You probably run away from the person throwing snowballs at you, and maybe try to sneak up on that person and throw some snowballs back!
  7. 7. The way you dress in the winter, as well as the way that you run and hide from someone throwing snow at you are kinds of …
  8. 8. We can separate adaptations into two categories: Physical Behavioral
  9. 9. Physical Adaptations • body structures that allow an animal to find and consume food, defend itself, reproduce its species and survive in its environment © A. Weinberg
  10. 10. Camouflage (the use of color to blend into your surrounding) Physical Adaptation The chameleon can change its color to match its surroundings. Can you do that?
  11. 11. (looking or sounding like another living organism) The Viceroy butterfly uses mimicry to look like the Monarch butterfly. Can you tell them apart? Poisonous Not poisonous Physical Adaptation I’m the Monarch! I’m the Viceroy! Mimicry
  12. 12. Body coverings & parts (claws, beaks, feet, armor plates, skulls, teeth) Physical Adaptations The elephant’s trunk is a physical adaptation that helps it to clean itself, eat, drink, and to pick up objects.
  13. 13. Let’s Revie w An Artic Fox’s thick white fur helps him blend into his environment and stay warm.
  14. 14. What physical adaptations does this animal use? Bald Eagles have feathers to help them fly and sharp talons to catch fish.
  15. 15. What physical adaptations does this animal use? Musk Ox have long thick fur to help them stay warm in the artic.
  16. 16. What physical adaptations does this animal use? Jack Rabbits have large ears which helps them stay cool in the desert.
  17. 17. Now let’slearn about Behavioral Adaptations… …allowanimalsto respondto life needs.
  18. 18. Each organism has unique methods of adapting to its environment by means of different actions. Behavioral Adaptations …an animals’ actions.
  19. 19. We can divide Behavioral Adaptations into two groups: Instinctive Learned These behaviors happen naturally & don’t have to be learned. These behaviors must be taught.
  20. 20. Instinctive behaviors happen naturally & don’t need to be learned = Finding shelter Methods of gathering & storing food Defending oneself Raising young Hibernating Migrating
  21. 21. Obtained by interacting with the environment and cannot be passed on to the next generation except by teaching. Learned Behaviors =
  22. 22. Let’s Revie w Flock of birds flying in a “V” formation.
  23. 23. What behavioral adaptations does this animal use? Bats are nocturnal, only seeking food at night.
  24. 24. What behavioral adaptations does this animal use? Black bear hibernating during winter months.
  25. 25. What behavioral adaptation s does this animal use? Lion pride resting in the heat of the day.
  26. 26. In this lesson, we have learned about animal adaptations. There are 2 ways to describe adaptations: Physical and Behavioral
  27. 27. Physical adaptations are body structures like... Camouflage Mimicry Body coverings & parts Chemicaldefenses
  28. 28. Behavioral Adaptations are animals’ actions. Behavioral Adaptations can be Instinctive or Learned.
  29. 29. The next time you read about an animal in the wild, or when you see one on television, think about its adaptations….

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