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Physical and behavioral adaptations

Physical and behavioral adaptations

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  • 1. How does fish breathe in thewater?By gills
  • 2. How does the beaver survive in theforest?Their brown color help the blend in
  • 3. What will the beaver do with thewood?How does it know what to do withthe wood?
  • 4. ArctichareduringsummerArctichareduringwinter
  • 5. Why is the girl wearing a dress inthe 1st picture and a sweater in the2nd picture?
  • 6. AdaptationAny trait that helps ananimal survive.What does trait mean?Feature, behavior of aliving thing
  • 7. Adaptation can be:PhysicaladaptationBehavioraladaptationEx. A snake hide inthe shadeEx. Arctic harechanges fur colorduring summerand winter LearnedbehaviorInstinct(Behavioranimal knowswithout beingtaught)
  • 8. Learned or instinct?
  • 9. Learned or instinct?
  • 10. Learned or instinct?
  • 11. Plants adaptationsPlantpartsPhysicaladaptationDesertplantsStems storewater.Ex. CactusRainforestplantsLargeleaves toget moresunlight.
  • 12. 1) Hibernation(Behavioral adaptation)(Instinct)Sleep-like state
  • 13. -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.
  • 14. Squirrel hibernatingBearhibernating
  • 15. Travel from one place toanother and back again.2) Migrate(Behavioral adaptation)(Instinct)
  • 16. Most birdstravel fromthe northernhemisphereto thesouthernhemispherein fall.
  • 17. Canadageese flyfrom AlaskaandCanada tothe UnitedstatesThey return north in spring toraise their young.
  • 18. Geese migrating in a vshape
  • 19. Grey whales migratefrom cold watersnear Alaska to warmwaters nearCalifornia.Female whales give birth totheir young and return in spring.
  • 20. Monarch butterfliesfly from the Unitedstates to Mexicoeach fall.
  • 21. Animals hidden by theirshapes, colors andpatterns.3) Comouflage(Physical adaptation)
  • 22. Geese migrating in a vshape
  • 23. Imitating the look ofanother animal4) Mimicry(Physical adaptation)