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1 Habitats

2 What Are We Learning? Standards: S3L1c. Identify features of animals that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia. S3L1b. Identify features of green plants that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia. S3L1a. Differentiate between habitats of Georgia (mountains, marsh/swamp, coast, Piedmont, Atlantic Ocean) and the organisms that live there. S3L2a. Explain the effects of pollution (such as littering) to the habitats of plants and animals. S3L1d. Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is changed.

3 What Are We Learning? Essential Questions: What is the difference between Georgia’s 5 habitats? What do plants and animals need to live in their habitats? How can I help the habitats thrive? Lesson Focus: What is a habitat? What is adaptation?

4 What is a habitat ?

5 A habitat is the place where living things (organisms) live. A habitat is the place where living things (organisms) live. It is more than just a home it includes the whole surrounding area. It is more than just a home it includes the whole surrounding area. The habitat provides the animal or plant with food or shelter. The habitat provides the animal or plant with food or shelter.

6 People and Their Habitats People can live all over the world. People can live all over the world.

7 We can do this because we are able to build homes for different conditions. We can do this because we are able to build homes for different conditions.

8 Also we can change our clothes to best suit the temperature around us. White clothes reflect the heat. Animal skin and fur act as insulators and keep heat in.

9 Animals and Plants Most plants and animals are specially adapted to survive in a particular habitat. Most plants and animals are specially adapted to survive in a particular habitat. They have developed special features to suit the demands of their environment. They have developed special features to suit the demands of their environment. This is called adaptation. This is called adaptation.

10 Some Examples of Adaptation

11 All birds have similar characteristics. But many water birds have features that are different from those birds live on land. Long legs are good for wading These wings act as flippers Webbed feet for swimming

12 Some animals are camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals are camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings. This keeps them safe. It’s harder for other animals to see them or catch them for food. This keeps them safe. It’s harder for other animals to see them or catch them for food. This lizards skin is so similar to the rock colour. These zebra could easily be mistaken for bushes from a distance. This lion blends in well with the grassy background.

13 Aquatic animals have streamlined bodies to move more easily in the water. Aquatic animals have streamlined bodies to move more easily in the water.

14 These animals have adapted to live in the hot climate of the desert. Camels store water in their humps. Ostriches have long eyelashes to keep out the sand. Snakes glide across the hot sands and can shed their skin

15 These animals have adapted to be more suited to cold temperatures. Layers of fat keep the seals body warm, and small ears stop heat loss. Polar bears are kept warm by their body fat. Deer have a warm layer of fur.

16 Even plants have adapted to their habitats. The cactus has fleshy stems that store water. The water provides support for this lily as it has less developed roots to hold it in place. Dandelions seeds pull off and float away easily.

17 Animals and plants help each other Plants and animals depend on each other for a wide variety of things. Food Nests to reproduce Shelter Protection Gas exchange

18 Big Ideas What have we learned?


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