Transcript ADAPTATIONS - Petal School District
Adaptation — The behaviors and physical characteristics of species that allow them to live and reproduce successfully in their environment. STRUCTURAL ADAPTATIONS Cactus Functional Adaptations Alpine Snowbells Functional Adaptations A functional adaptation is a feature of the way an organism’s body works. EXAMPLES: 1. Increase in heart rate when you exercise. Your body automatically makes your heart beat faster to supply more blood to your muscle. 2. A snake can kill and eat a frog because its body chemistry can produce poison. The production of poison is a functional adaptation because it helps the snake obtain food and therefore survive. 3. Photosynthesis is a functional adaptation because it is the chemical means by which the plant produces the food materials it requires. Behavioral Adaptations http://www.tourismontheedge.com/events/monarch-butterflymigration-in-mexico-a-journey-above-all-natural-laws.html Red-eyed tree frog – Many scientist believe that red-eyed tree frogs can atleast shock their predators with their red eyes just long enough to get away. Three-toed sloth —moves slowly so predators cannot see them. Blend in the rainforest because green algae grows on their fur Predator adaptations Prey adaptations •Claws •Speed •Teeth •Camouflage •Speed •Herds •Camouflage •Monocular vision •Poison/venom •Cooperation •Binocular vision •Claws Adaptation: behaviors & physical characteristics of a species that allows it to live successfully • Every organism has a variety of adaptations • Adaptations allow organisms to survive and fulfill a specific role in an ecosystem. This is called niches.