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1 How do Living Things Survive Chapter 4-Lesson 3 Additional Activities Higher Order Thinking Skills

2 How is the seal adapted to its environment? Streamlined shape. Forward-facing eyes for clear vision ahead. Flippers to help it swim. Hind legs have evolved. into a a strong rudder-like tail. Thick layer of body fat to keep it warm. Strong teeth to catch fish.

3 What are the physical adaptations that help plants survive? Stems store water. leaves roots stems Leaves help them take in more sunlight. Some roots grow deep into the ground to get water from below the surface

4 What happens when animals hibernate? They go into a sleeplike state for the winter. Their body temperature drops. Their heart rate slows down.

5 Why do animals migrate? To get away from the cold. To find food. To raise their young.

6 What is camouflage? The act of hiding through the use of: - the animal’s shape. - the animal’s color and patterns. Think about how this helps protect the animals and helps it survive in its environment. It protects the animals from predators by blending in well with its surroundings. By blending in it also makes it a better hunter, it can hunt without being seen.

7 Turn and Talk Can you name a plant or animal that lives in an ecosystem that you are familiar with? What are their basic needs for survival? Mention the adaptations they have made in order to meet these needs.

8 Circle Map What living and nonliving things help you survive? What living and non living things help animals survive? Humans Animals

9 Create a double bubble map that compares how your survival needs are met in your community to how plants’ and animals’ survival needs are met in their community

10 Try This! Select an animal that you have studied and choose a new habitat to which you think the animal could possibly adapt. Describe in words why you think the animal might realistically survive. Draw a picture to illustrate the animal in its new habitat. In your new habitat drawing, include the animal’s food, shelter, and highlight any physical characteristics of the animal that you think might help it survive. Questions to Think About: What is the weather like in this animal’s habitat? How does this animal find shelter? How does this animal find food? Does this animal have any predators? What behaviors show this animal has "adapted" to its environment?

11 Speculate with Your Partner Observe these two animals. Discuss with your partner their habitat, food source, and adaptations. ANALYZE THIS! What would happen if the animals switched habitats? What adaptation features would be useful or useless in the new habitat? Do you think the animal could survive in the unfamiliar habitat? What does that tell you about how animals adapt to their environments?


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