Investigation 8 2 2008


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Investigation 8 2 2008

  1. 1. Adaptation Any structure or behavior of an organism that increases its chances of surviving and reproducing
  2. 2. Behavioral Adaptations <ul><li>Changes an organism makes in its behaviors/actions </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hibernation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nocturnal feeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nesting together </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Structural Adaptations <ul><li>Changes to an organisms structure </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples include </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long necks of giraffes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Webbed feet </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharp claws </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Striped fur </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long legs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Protective Coloration <ul><li>Form of structural adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Allows animal to blend in with its environment </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as camouflage </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mimicry <ul><li>Allows one animal to look like, sound, or act like another animal to fool predators into thinking it is poisonous or dangerous </li></ul>
  6. 7. How has the octopus adapted? Which of these are structural? Which are behavioral?
  7. 9. Reflection page 66 <ul><li>Compose a poem or song about adaptations. Be sure to use specific examples of structural and behavioral adaptations. </li></ul>