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How do living things survive in ecosystems How do living things survive in ecosystems Presentation Transcript

  • How does fish breathe in thewater?By gills
  • How does the beaver survive in theforest?Their brown color help the blend in
  • What will the beaver do with thewood?How does it know what to do withthe wood? View slide
  • ArctichareduringsummerArctichareduringwinter View slide
  • Why is the girl wearing a dress inthe 1st picture and a sweater in the2nd picture?
  • AdaptationAny trait that helps ananimal survive.What does trait mean?Feature, behavior of aliving thing
  • Adaptation can be:PhysicaladaptationBehavioraladaptationEx. A snake hide inthe shadeEx. Arctic harechanges fur colorduring summerand winter LearnedbehaviorInstinct(Behavioranimal knowswithout beingtaught)
  • Learned or instinct?
  • Learned or instinct?
  • Learned or instinct?
  • Plants adaptationsPlantpartsPhysicaladaptationDesertplantsStems storewater.Ex. CactusRainforestplantsLargeleaves toget moresunlight.
  • 1) Hibernation(Behavioral adaptation)(Instinct)Sleep-like state
  • -In the fall some animals starteating more food.- Then they go into a sleeplikestate for winter (Hibernate)- The body temperaturedrops.- Their heart rate slows down.- Breathe only once in a halfhour.
  • Squirrel hibernatingBearhibernating
  • Travel from one place toanother and back again.2) Migrate(Behavioral adaptation)(Instinct)
  • Most birdstravel fromthe northernhemisphereto thesouthernhemispherein fall.
  • Canadageese flyfrom AlaskaandCanada tothe UnitedstatesThey return north in spring toraise their young.
  • Geese migrating in a vshape
  • Grey whales migratefrom cold watersnear Alaska to warmwaters nearCalifornia.Female whales give birth totheir young and return in spring.
  • Monarch butterfliesfly from the Unitedstates to Mexicoeach fall.
  • Animals hidden by theirshapes, colors andpatterns.3) Comouflage(Physical adaptation)
  • Geese migrating in a vshape
  • Imitating the look ofanother animal4) Mimicry(Physical adaptation)