Interdepending & Adapting Welcome everyone to Lauryn & Lauren’s PowerPoint Presentation. We hope you learn a lot about interdepending & adapting after you have read through this. Enjoy!
What Is Symbiosis? There a 3 main types of symbiotic relationships (symbiosis); these are mutualism, parasitism and commensalism.
Mutualism is when both species benefit. Here is an example. Egyptian Plovers (crocodile birds) hang around crocodile’s mouths, cleaning the crocodile’s teeth. The crocodile would have the benefit of clean teeth, while the birds enjoy eating scraps from the teeth.
Parasitism is when one species benefits by harming the other.
Commensalism is when one species benefits while the other is unharmed/unaffected.
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The Food Chain Here is an example of some animals that build a food chain in/around the river: Fish Plankton Shrimp Even Bigger Fish Bears Producers
Human Symbiosis In your body, there are many different 'systems' that are important. We are only going to tell you about the areas that are relevant to our project. The respiratory system: Changes the unhealthy carbon dioxide into regular good oxygen that we breathe. The circulatory system: Spreads blood all over the body causing oxygen and nutrients to run everywhere. All these systems depend on each other. Your brain could not survive without blood. Your blood that goes to the brain couldn’t do this, if it weren’t for the respiratory system. The blood would never be able to even reach the brain without the circulatory system as well. And on and on and on and on and on….
The Boxer Crab & The Sea Anemone Sea Anemone: OWWW! Stop it! You're choking me! Why can't you just put me on the ground and let me be? (annoyed) Boxer Crab: Hey! (angrily) I don't think you should've said that. Without me, you wouldn't have any food; you'd probably starve. Anyways, what's a little pinch compared to life and death?! Sea Anemone: What do you mean by 'life and death?’ I can get my own food all by myself! (proudly) Boxer Crab: Well, not really. We actually help each other. You see, I would probably be dead by now because I wouldn't have anything to protect me with. My special claws, which are immune to your poison, holds and waves you around to threaten the predators. If they don’t leave, then I use you to attack! Sea Anemone: (hands on hips) How does this benefit moi?! Boxer Crab: Those who attack, I eat and so do you. (points to self, then to Sea Anemone) Sea Anemones: Oh… I get it! So if your claws weren't able to hold me, I would starve and you would be uhhhhhh… like dead. If you want to find more about how the boxer crab and the sea anemones depend on each other click here What type of symbiosis is this?
What We Found Interesting The one fact that surprised us about polar bears was that they could actually walk easily on very thin ice, even with it’s heavy weight. Nothing was really interesting about alligators, but there was one cool fact. It was that they have plated skin. When finding information about kangaroos, there was one very interesting fact. It was that kangaroos are very good at swimming.
Girelephtoucion-The Wild Thing Habitat Rainforest If you want to make your OWN crazy animal click here
Humans rely on the ocean because the ocean gives homes to animals, and humans eat those animals, so if the ocean did not provide animals’ homes, then humans would starve.
Humans also believe that plants will grow for us- so we can eat- but as humans, we need to take care of the plants/crops so they will eventually grow as food for us.
When it’s cold, you shiver, right? Well, when you shiver, your body is actually getting warm. The muscles in your body move quickly back and forth, so that’s how your body adapts to cold weather.
When you sweat, your body is cooling down. Sweat (water) comes out of your body from holes, and you cool off when the sweat dries.
References Stage One http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/landbiomes/ http://www.brainpop.com/science/earthsystem/savanna/ http://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/symbiosis/ http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/science/science2e.htm All Found On Wednesday, September 2nd 2009 Stage Two http://www.ms-starship.com/sciencenew/symbiosis.htm http://www.aquariaworld.co.uk/invertebrates/boxer_crab.htm All Found On September 2009 Stage Three http://explorenorth.com/library/weekly/aa092900a.htm http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/polar_bear.php http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/polar_bear.html http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/bear-facts/polar-bears-in-motion/ http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=4750 All found on August 2009
Stage Four http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_kangaroos_protect_themselves_from_predators http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_are_kangaroos_very_strong_swimmers http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_adaptations_of_kangaroos http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_adaptation_does_a_alligator_have http://www.panda.org/about_our_earth/species/kangaroo/ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_kangaroos_hind_legs_used_for http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_some_adaptations_of_the_kangaroo http://www.nps.gov/arpo/naturescience/upload/Alligator%20poster%20pdf.pdf All Found On Sunday, October 2009 Stage Five http://www.mbgnet.net/ http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=4750 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_lions_have_loose_belly_skin&alreadyAsked=1&rtitle=Why_do_they_have_loose_belly_skin http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_lions_have_a_rough_tongue http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_lions_have_long_retractable_claws_on_there_forepaws http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_purpose_of_a_male_lions_mane http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_are_the_eyes_of_a_lion_on_the_sides_of_their_head&alreadyAsked=1&rtitle=Why_are_the_eyes_of_a_lion_set_in_the_front_of_its_head_rather_than_on_the_sides All Found On Friday, October 2nd 2009
Stage Seven http://www.skwirk.com.au/p-c_s-1_u-20_t-204_c-682/features-of-a-rainforest/nsw/features-of-a-rainforest/global-environments-rainforests/what-is-a-rainforest http://www.early.k12.ga.us/eces/The%20Rainforest/page2.html http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_animal_page.htm All found on Monday, 26th October 2009 Optional Stage http://www.accessmylibrary.com/article-1G1-80636769/adaptable-you-people-adapt.htmlFound On Saturday, 31st October 2009 Throughout The Research http://www.google.com/ https://www.msu.edu/~hunter57/webquest/intro.html http://www.brainpop.com/ http://wiki.answers.com/