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  1. 1. Explain how behavioral characteristics (adaptation, instinct, learning habit) of animals help them to survive in their environments.
  2. 2. Environments <ul><li>There are many different environments </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deserts, Rainforests, Oceans, ect. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are some things that help animals live here? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Just like people animals change to suit there environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Different ways: Adaptation, Learning habit, Instinct… </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Have you ever noticed how birds fly south for the winter? Why do you think they do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Joyseph, ”The seagull has landed…” March 4, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Instinct - The behaviors we are born knowing. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. We know we must eat. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Different Ways to Survive <ul><li>Learning Habits - The behaviors we are taught that help us survive. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. Learning the best way to hunt. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Changes in an organism that help them become better suited for their environment. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Things animals do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bird calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Physical features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polar bear fur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bird bills </li></ul></ul>Structural
  7. 7. Charles Darwin <ul><li>Explored Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Exposed Natural Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Published a lot of evidence on evolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Joaoa, “Charles Darwin” Feburary 24, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution </li></ul>
  8. 8. Natural Selection <ul><li>Process that weeds out the weak. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consider the Britain’s peppered moth. Far closer “Peppered Moth” July 3, 2009, via Creative Commons Attribution
  10. 10. Penguin’s Adaptations <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark coloring on their back and white on their stomach. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wings are modified into flippers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized feathers, to stand the climate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Sun gismo, “Penguins” March 30, 2003 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
  11. 11. Polar Bear’s Adaptations <ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They have a thick layer of blubber. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They can close their nostrils while they swim. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hunt more during summer months. </li></ul></ul>Suneko, “Polar Bear” December 25, 2005 via flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
  12. 12. Rabbits Certain rabbits have exceptionally big ears, why? Mikebaird “lepus californicus- hare, rabbit at sode lade. Pictographs on painted rock at the carrizo plain nationa momument on BLM property near soda lakel ” May 30, 2009 via flickr Creative Commons Attribution
  13. 13. Zebras Zebras often run in herds, why is this? wwarby “zebras” January 19, 2009 via flickr Creative Commons Attribution
  14. 14. Chameleon What Adaptation does a chameleon have? wwarby “chameleon” September 7, 2009 via flickr Creative Commons Attribution
  15. 15. Mini-Quiz <ul><li>1. Choose whether structural or behavioral adaptation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buffalo traveling in herds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The thick layer of blubber on a whale. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Penguins building nests close to each other. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birds having extra light bones to fly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. How do these traits develop? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Why is it necessary for them to develp? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Acitivity <ul><li>Get into groups of two </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an animal that exhibits both structural and behavioral adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Make a poster of that animal demonstrating those characteristics. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why it has/does its traits. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how it developed them. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the poster neat and colorful </li></ul>