2 When you think of a camel, what sort of environment do you picture it in? Desert??????
3 When you think of a camel, what sort of environment do you picture it in? Desert
4 How do you think the camel would do if we placed it in the Canadian arctic?
5 Why do you think the camel is so much more successful in the desert than in the arctic?
6 Why do you think the camel is so much more successful in the desert than in the arctic? The camel hasspecial ADAPTATIONS that make it perfectly suited to its natural environment.
7 Write this down….Adaptations:Special traits that help organisms to better survive and reproduce in a particular environment
8 There are three types of adaptations: StructuralPhysiologicalBehavioural
9 1. Structural Adaptations The physical features of an organism’s body whose function contributes to the survival of that organism.
10 Ex. Snowshoe HareCan change its coat colour with the season in order to camouflage with the snow and the grass – great for avoiding predators
11 How do you think the wider hind foot contributes to its survival?
12 Allows it to move more easily over the snow. Acts like a “snow shoe”
13 2. Physiological Adaptations A physical or chemical event that takes place inside the body of an organism that contribute to its survival
14 Ex. CactusPhotosynthesis can take place inside a cactus with smaller amounts of water then is required for other plantsGreat for surviving in places with little precipitation - desert
15 Ex. Ability to Hibernate Some animals are able to lower their body temperature, slow their metabolism and their breathing rate. The purpose: to conserve energy when there is little food (usually winter).Hibernating animals: Bears, rodents, bats, some rattle snakes, and more…
16 3. Behavioural Adaptations Things that an organism does to survive in the unique conditions of its environment.Includes how the organism feeds, mates, cares for its young, escapes predation, when it chooses to hibernate.
17 3. Behavioural Adaptations Includes how the organism feeds, mates, cares for its young, escapes predation, when it chooses to hibernate.