Sunken Lesson Animal Adaptations

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Sunken Lesson
Animal Adaptations
4th and 5th Grades
Vocabulary
• Adaptation: any body part,
behavior, or physiological
capability that increases an
animal's ability to survive in its
environment.
• Behavior: - anything an animal
does involving action and/or
response to stimulation.
Vocabulary
• Biome : The world's major
communities, classified
according to the predominant
vegetation and characterized by
adaptation of organisms to that
particular environment.
Confusing its Predators
• Counter Shading: dark and light
colors are a form of camouflage.
• A single zebra is hard for a lion to
pick out in the herd.
Vocabulary
• Conservation: taking care of our
environment by wisely managing
its resources
• Ecosystem: a unit of plants,
animals, and nonliving components
of an environment that interact.
• Environment: the total
surroundings and forces that act
upon a living thing.
Vocabulary
• Endangered species: a species of
plant or animal of which numbers
are decreasing at an alarming rate
and is threatened with extinction
by human-made or natural changes
in the environment.
• Extinct: no longer existing on the
Earth.
• Habitat: the place where an animal
lives.
Camouflage
• Camouflage: coloration that
blends in with the surrounding
environment.
Habitat
• Each Habitat creates its own
environment unique to each animal.
Endangered Species
• Animals that fail to adapt may
become endangered or even extinct.
• Lack of conservation or
mismanagement of land, water, and
air can cause extinction.
Other Adaptations
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Bird Beaks
Feet or claws
Hibernation
Migration
Coloration