Presentation on theme: "Living Things and Their Habitats. Do you recognize these big furry fellows? Yes, they are polar bears. They live near the North Pole. Whats the weather."— Presentation transcript:
Living Things and Their Habitats
Do you recognize these big furry fellows? Yes, they are polar bears. They live near the North Pole. Whats the weather like there? Brrr! Its cold, cold, cold. Look at whats all around the polar bear: ice and snow, and lots of it!
The polar bear lives where its cold and icy all the time. He doesnt seem to mind the cold weather. Look at him again. See his thick, furry coat? With all that thick fur, he stays pretty cozy, even at the North Pole.
Now, imagine that the polar bear goes on vacation… Of course, you and I know that bears dont take vacations, but lets pretend. Lets say that the polar bear goes on a golfing trip to Hawaii. What would our big, furry friend think of the sunny, sandy beaches of Hawaii?
TOO HOT!! You might like the hot, sunny beach, but… Polar bears are not adapted to living in such hot weather. Their thick fur makes them too hot! If youve ever been swimming at the beach, you probably changed your clothes and put on a bathing suit. The polar bear cant take off his fur to change!
Poor Polar Bear! He wouldnt enjoy a trip to warm, sunny Hawaii. Its a lovely place, but not for him. Its not his habitat. He likes the cold, icy waters that have delicious and
Whats a Habitat? A habitat is the place where an animal lives, eats, sleeps, makes its home and has babies and gets its food and water from. But its not just any kind of place. An animals habitat is a special place that has everything it needs: the right kind of food, the right kind of shelter, and the right kind of water. Plants have habitats, too.
Are These The Correct Habitats? A fish that swims in water couldnt possibly survive in the mountains, could it? No, it would die because it needs water to help it breath. Mountains are not a fishs habitat. Could a cactus live in a swamp? Of course not-the swamp has too much water. Cacti like dry land. Swamps are not a cactis habitat. Would a worm that crawls through the moist, rich soil of the forest be happy living in the hot, sandy desert? Of course not, it would dry up and die. The desert is not the worms habitat. + = + = + =