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Animal Adaptations by: Teach to Enrich NGSS 3-LS4-3: For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all CASS 3.3a: Students know plants and animals have structures that serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
What is an Adaptation? A physical trait that helps in the survival of the species. A slow process that occurs over time so that a species survives in its environment. Plants and animals must adapt to survive!
Armor Protection against other predators. Protection from the environment.
Camouflage Helps animals blend in with their surroundings Predators can sneak up on prey Prey can better hide from Predators
Flight Used to fly away or perch away from predators Some predators fly at high speeds to catch prey (raptors)
Speed Used to take down prey Used to escape other predators
Hibernation Animals store up large amounts of fat during harsh winter condition. Animals burn the stored fat and stay warm at the same time
Radiation Animals are able to let off heat during hot summer months. These animals typically have a body part (usually the ears) that are thin and contain a lot of blood veins. Blood releases heat
Webbed Feet Land/Water animals have adapted to be able to both walk and have an advantage while swimming. Webbed feet allows animals to swim faster.
Sharp Teeth Typically used for hunting and killing prey, carnivores use their teeth to cut and tear flesh.
Sharp Claws Used to attack and take down prey Can be used as a tool to dig for food or shelter. Used for climbing Can be used as defense, ward off predators