ADAPTATIONS - Petal School District

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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
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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.