Presentation on theme: "Design a marine animal Learning objectives: To learn about animals found in different habitats; and how they are suited to their environment (SC AT2 adaptation)"— Presentation transcript:
Design a marine animal Learning objectives: To learn about animals found in different habitats; and how they are suited to their environment (SC AT2 adaptation) Written by Ms Janet Rymer, Primary School Teacher
Your task is to design a marine animal which is well adapted to live in its environment. What questions will you need to answer first? What questions will you need to answer first? Click here for some questions to help you
Click to find some questions you might need to answer: Where will it spend its time? What will it eat and how will it catch its food?What will it eat and how will it catch its food? How does it move? How does it keep warm? How does it protect itself? To help answer these questions, go to www.hwdt.orgwww.hwdt.org or click on a question.
Add some questions of your own. Then click on the screen. Now click here to return to questionshere
What type of marine habitat will your creature spend most of its time in? Does your animal live: Return to questions near the surface of the water or deep down where the pressure is high? in warm or cold seas? where the water temperature changes or stays the same? inshore or out in the open sea? in tidal waters? where there is little or a lot of wave action?
Porbeagle sharks have rows of teeth. They can keep growing teeth throughout their lives. The blue whale is the biggest animal that ever lived on earth, yet it eats tiny shrimp like creatures, called krill. It does not have teeth. Instead it has comb-like plates called baleen which filter the food out of the sea water. Return to questions
How some marine animals keep warm Whales, dolphins and porpoises have a layer of insulating fat called blubber to keep them warm. Otters have thick fur to keep them warm but whales and dolphins have lost most of their body-hair to make them more streamlined. Return to questions