Animals inherit characteristics from their parents. These special features and behaviors help them survive.
<ul><li>An  Adaptation  is a physical feature or behavior that helps an animal get food, protect itself, move, or reproduc...
<ul><li>Feathers  are an important adaptation. </li></ul><ul><li>Without feathers, birds couldn’t fly, no matter how light...
 
Examples of bird beaks Herons’  long sharp beaks are perfect for spearing fish.
Examples of bird beaks Finches  eat mostly seeds. Their beaks are made for crackling shells of seeds
Examples of bird beaks Hummingbirds  poke their long, sharp beaks into flowers to gather nectar
Other animals have adaptations that help them. Click on the picture to see the adaptation.
<ul><li>Some animals have adaptations that help them avoid being eaten by predators.  (See some examples) </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Animals have different ways of moving.  </li></ul><ul><li>The faster they are, the more easily they can escape fro...
<ul><li>Instincts help animals meet their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Instincts  are behaviors that are inherited. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>In places where winters are cold, many animals face a shortage of food for part of the year.  </li></ul><ul><li>So...
<ul><li>Hibernation  is a state of in activity that occurs in some animals when outside temperatures are cold. </li></ul><...
Polar Bears <ul><li>They have thick coats of fur that keep them warm. Their sharp claws and teeth help them catch and eat ...
Flounder <ul><li>They are different from most other fish.  Both of its eyes are on the same side of its flat body, the top...
Crab-eating Seal <ul><li>They do not actually eat crabs! It eats krill, which are small shrimp like arthropods. The teeth ...
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Animal adaptationspowerpointlesson1

  1. 1. Animals inherit characteristics from their parents. These special features and behaviors help them survive.
  2. 2. <ul><li>An Adaptation is a physical feature or behavior that helps an animal get food, protect itself, move, or reproduce. </li></ul><ul><li>A trait is a physical feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes there are not enough resources to go around. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals with excellent adaptations have a better chance of getting the resources they need. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Feathers are an important adaptation. </li></ul><ul><li>Without feathers, birds couldn’t fly, no matter how light there bodies are. </li></ul><ul><li>The shape of its beak helps a bird get food. </li></ul><ul><li>See some examples of a bird’s beak. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Examples of bird beaks Herons’ long sharp beaks are perfect for spearing fish.
  5. 6. Examples of bird beaks Finches eat mostly seeds. Their beaks are made for crackling shells of seeds
  6. 7. Examples of bird beaks Hummingbirds poke their long, sharp beaks into flowers to gather nectar
  7. 8. Other animals have adaptations that help them. Click on the picture to see the adaptation.
  8. 9. <ul><li>Some animals have adaptations that help them avoid being eaten by predators. (See some examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colors may warn predators that the animal is poisonous. (See some examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Some animals are protected by stingers, quills, bitter tasting flesh, or smelly sprays. (See some examples) </li></ul><ul><li>Some animals have hard shells or spiny skins. (See some examples) </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Animals have different ways of moving. </li></ul><ul><li>The faster they are, the more easily they can escape from their predators. </li></ul><ul><li>Birds' wings allow them to fly away from predators that cannot fly. </li></ul><ul><li>Fins enable fish to swim away from their enemies. </li></ul><ul><li>Other animals can run at top speed longer than their enemies can. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Instincts help animals meet their needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Instincts are behaviors that are inherited. </li></ul><ul><li>Ducklings, for example, are born with the instinct to follow their mother. </li></ul><ul><li>By staying close to her, they get the protection and food they need. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>In places where winters are cold, many animals face a shortage of food for part of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Some animals deal with this food shortage by migrating. </li></ul><ul><li>Migration is traveling in search of food or a place to reproduce. </li></ul><ul><li>During the spring and summer, Canada geese live in Canada and the upper United States and migrate as far south as Mexico in the winter. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Hibernation is a state of in activity that occurs in some animals when outside temperatures are cold. </li></ul><ul><li>Some hibernating animals conserve energy by slowing down their body functions. </li></ul><ul><li>They spend most of the time sleeping. They move only occasionally to raise their body temperature or to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Other hibernating animals remain totally inactive. They get their energy from stored body fat. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Polar Bears <ul><li>They have thick coats of fur that keep them warm. Their sharp claws and teeth help them catch and eat food. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Flounder <ul><li>They are different from most other fish. Both of its eyes are on the same side of its flat body, the top side. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Crab-eating Seal <ul><li>They do not actually eat crabs! It eats krill, which are small shrimp like arthropods. The teeth are adapted so they can sift krill from the water. </li></ul>
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