2What Are Adaptations?Adaptations are traits that help an organism survive in its environmentA CAMELThey have a hump that stores fat for times when food is not available.They can close their nostrils to keep out sand!!!
3What Are Adaptations? KANGAROO RAT FENNEC FOX Never have to drink water. They have the ability to convert the dry seeds they eat into water.FENNEC FOXHave large ears that give off heat and thin fur for the hot desert climate.
4What Are Types of Adaptations of Animals? BehaviorsHibernationWe usually think of sleeping. Actually, during hibernation the animal’s body activities slow down and it lives off its body fat.MigrationWe usually think of ducks that fly south for the winter. Actually, to migrate is to change locations on a regular basis.
5What Are Types of Adaptations of Animals? CamouflageMimicryWhen an animal’s fur changes color to blend in with its environment.When one kind of living thing looks like another kind of living thing.Hover Fly Bumble BeeCoat in summerCoat in WinterARCTIC FOXHover Fly and a Bumble Bee
6What Are Types of Adaptations of Animals? DefensesLocomotionAnimals have defenses that they use to protect or defend themselvesSome animals have a structure for locomotion, such as wings, to move from place to place, and sometimes to flee from predators.Hedgehog has spines to defend itselfSome snakes have venomous fangs.
7Let’s PREDICTSuppose you moved a polar bear to a rain forest. How might the bear survive there? Can he adapt?