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  • Notes: Red-eye tree frog, Zebra, Brown Bear aka Grizzly Bear, and Humpback Whale
  • Elephant: large ears, tusks, trunk, rough skinGiraffe: Long neck, long legs, patterned colorSkunk: sprays, distinctive coloring
  • Polar bear, fawn, octopus
  • Katydid (looks like a leaf), Bumpy seahorse (looks like coral)
  • Monarch Butterflies,

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  • Animal Adaptations
  • Objectives• 3.4 The student will investigate and understand that behavioral and physical adaptations allow animals to respond to life needs. Key concepts include: – hibernation, migration, camouflage, mimicry, instinct, and learned behavior.
  • What is adaptation?• Special features that help an animal to survive in its environment.• Physical adaptation: Bodily structures that help with survival.• Behavioral adaptation: Something that an animal does to survive.
  • Physical adaptations• Type of body covering: fur, feathers, scales• Color: patterns, match surroundings• Body part: beak, antlers, ears, claws• Defenses: venom, spray, quills
  • Camouflage• Color or pattern of an animal that helps it to blend in with its surroundings.• Helps the animal to find food or hide from its enemies.
  • Mimicry• Looking or sounding like another animal or object to help an animal hide.
  • Behavioral Adaptations• Anything that an animal does in order to survive.• Some behaviors are learned: they must be taught how to do it.• Other behaviors are instinct: they are born knowing how to do it.
  • Hibernation• Hibernation is an instinctive behavior.• It is a response to cold weather.• Animals go into a sleep state to survive the cold winter.
  • Migration• Migration is an instinctive behavior.• Migration is travelling from one place to another when the seasons change.• All types of animals migrate!
  • Time to Find a Buddy!• Grab a partner!• Grab a Venn Diagram• Work together and let me know what you’ve learned today about animal adaptations.