Science – Living things. How can they adapt to survive in their environment?

This term for science we are going to study biology and look at how different animals have adaptations, which help them survive in their environment.

Watch the videos below and complete the tasks in detail below to show your understanding of animal adaptions.

– Explain what an animal adaptation is.

– Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.

– Pick one of the animals below from the images. Research the animal and explain in detail the different adaptations that the animal has.

32 thoughts on “Science – Living things. How can they adapt to survive in their environment?

  1. animal adaptations help animals to survive. without them animals could die and become extinct.
    the 2 types of animal adaptations are 1:behavior and 2:physical.

    1. Animal adaptations help animals to survive. Without them animals could die and become extinct.
      The 2 types of animal adaptations are 1:Behavior which includes how the animal acts and protects itself(or how it hunts) to keep itself alive and 2:Physical which is how the living things body is shaped and what features they have to survive.

      1. Cheetahs adaptations.
        The cheetah is a spotted, slender, sleek, graceful, swift predator. They can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. They can reach 65miles per hour when casing their favourite food,antelope. Footballers and other sportsman will have dark stripes under their eyes to prevent glare from either the Sun or bright lights? Well cheetahs have this too! Those black lines down their face are called “tear marks” and they are to prevent glare from the hot overhead Sun.

  2. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    An animal adaptation helps them survive in their environment without these adaptations the animals would die for example a pandas teeth are sharp to eat sticks and leaves because their vegetarian.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    The 2 types of adaptations are:
    Behaviour: This is what the animal chooses to do.
    Physical: This is what the animal needs/has to do to survive.

    1. 🐼PANDA ADAPTATIONS🐼

      Giant pandas are a highly specialized animal, with interesting and unique adaptations for the kind of life they life and the habitats they inhabit in the wild.

      PHYSICAL

      Pandas have a Sixth Thumb to help them grab bamboo do you have a sixth thumb? Giant Pandas have very strong stomachs to help them digest the bamboo.
      The giant panda, a black-and-white bear, has a body typical of bears.
      It has black fur on ears, eye patch, feet and sholder.
      The rest of the animal’s coat is white.
      Bold colouring provides amazing camouflage into their shade-dappled snowy and rocky surroundings.
      The panda’s thick, coat keeps it warm in the cold habitat.
      Giant pandas have large teeth and strong jaws for crushing tough bamboo.
      Many people find these big, dangerous animals to be cute, but giant pandas can be as dangerous as any other bear.

      BEHAVIOUR
      Though the panda is often assumed to be a vegatiaran, as been known to attack humans, presumably out of irritation rather than aggression but giant pandas are carnivores, when it comes to food they don’t care about their physical adaptions their behaviour makes them kill for food.

  3. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.

    An animal adaptation helps animals survive in their natural habitat without adaptations animals would die e.g. the black fur on a penguin helps the penguin because the sun shines on it to keep it warm.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.

    One is behaviour and the other is physical. The behaviour is how survive in the wild. The physical is a body part that helps them live the wild.

  4. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    .An adaptation is something that helps animals survive in their habitat
    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    First one is there behaviour their behaviour helps them in their habitat
    The second one is physical it helps them in their habitat
    Because the camel has really big eye lashes to help their eyes.

  5. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    An animal adaptation is a strategy that animal uses to survive in its naturally habitat
    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    there is physical and behavior.
    – DENGSTAR

  6. Explain what an animal adaptation is?
    An animal adaptation is when an animal’s life changes naturally. An example of this is occasion is a bear and a penguin. These animals have the two types of adaptations and that is why I chose them. The Bear’s adaptation is a, ‘Behavior Adaptation’, and it is when it hibernates at a curtain type of the year when they can’t get food. The Penguins adaptation is a, ‘Physical Adaptation’, and it is there body shape they need it so they can glide through the water.

    Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations?
    The two Adaptations are, Physical Adaptations and Behavior Adaptations. A physical adaptation is when they body changes and there looks. For example, a Wolf has razor sharp teeth so it can tear the meat apart. A behavior adaptation is when an animal’s behavior changes throughout its life. An example of this is when a bird migrates because of the weather.

  7. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.

    Animals have adaptations because it helps them to survive in their habitat. Without animal adaptations the animals wouldn’t be able survive out in their natural habitats. Penguins have blubber underneath their waterproof feathers which keeps them warm as they swim through the icy waters of Antarctica.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    The two types of animal adaptions are behavior which is what the animal chooses to do and physical is what the animal needs or has to do to survive out in they’re habitat.

    Author: Mahnee

  8. Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    IT helps the animals to live in their habits.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    – the to adaptations are habits and survival

  9. Behaviour. King vultures are carrion feeders, finding carcasses by watching other vultures. Their thick, strong bill and long, thick claws are well adapted for tearing and holding meat. The bare head and neck enables the birds to reach far into carcasses without damaging their feathers.

    Physical. Vultures have no hair on their head or neck a thick strong bill short thick claws and large broad wings about 32 inches in length. Wing feathers, and back side are black; the head is orange red and blue; and the upper shoulders of the bird are mostly white.

  10. – Explain what an animal adaptation is. Is for them to keep them a live blend in so they can eat like the giraffe and they can protect themselves from predators.
    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations. Penguin giraffe.

  11. – Explain what an animal adaptation is. An animal adaptation helps an animal survive without adaptation an animal could die like a snow leopard an animal could die like a snow leopard if it didn’t have fear it would die.
    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations. The two different types of animal adaptations are behavior like what they do to survive like the cheetah. To survive the cheetah is really fast to catch it’s pray and it has got rather Sharpe teeth to ripe open it’s pray. The giraffe is vhysical because when the giraffe is near a tree some people mistake the giraffe as a tree.

  12. An animal adaptation is something that helps an animal survive in the environment that the animal lives in. Without animal adaptations, the animal will not survive.

    The two animal adaptations are behaviour and physical. Behaviour means what the animal does and how it acts, and physical means what it looks like and even what it eats.

  13. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    The adaptation helps the evident for them to be a lived in the habitat.
    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    Behaviour: How can animal acts? What it does?
    Physical: What are the animal looks like? What do they eat?

  14. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    The adaptation help they sieve in the habitat if they didn’t the will died if they didn’t like a pinged have bluer to and they have stream line that keeps them alive

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.

    The two different adaptations is attitude and physical. Attitude: some animal sheep though the winter. Physical: some animal like to run lot.

  15. An animal adaptation is what the animal has or does to survive in an environment.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    Is what the animals has in its body or on its body to survive

  16. Adaptations are what animals do or have to survive in their environment.

    Physical- what animals have on them to survive and help them.

    Behaviour- what animals do like if birds are cold they move to another warmer habitat.

  17. Explain what animal adaptation is?
    That animals knead food and water and lots of things to live and they also knead to breath so that they don’t die. I think that if we look after our animals we won’t want them to have to die because people are not giving them food.

    Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptation?
    Physical and behaviour
    Behaviour, Is what the animal does and it act.
    Physical, Is what the animal actually has on its body.

  18. – Explain what an animal adaptation is.
    Adaptation means is when a animal is youse to it own places. Eg a penguin has a Layer of skin so they can cep worm In the snow, if they wore in our place, they would get to hot because of the heat.

    – Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations.
    Behaviour and physical, behaviour is what an animal does, like an animal running away from predators. Physical is ware animal has in portent things on there body, like an wolf can tare through flesh with there teeth. Like a tiger blending in into the environment the in hunt its prey.

  19. Snow leopard adaptations

    Region 1- the nasal cavity – snow leopards have a deep nasal cavity and a large chest which helps the animal breath at the high altitudes. Not only, is the nasal cavity deep but it also has specialized sinus passages which warms the cold air before it enters the lungs.

    Region 2- eyes – snow leopards have great eye sight, with the ability to see six times better than humans can. Their magnificent eye sight allows them to more easily spot prey.

    Region 3- ears – These cats have rather small ears which have the ability to flatten out making it easier to conceal themselves behind rocks to stalk prey. These small ears also let less heat escape from their bodies allowing them to stay warmer.

    Region 4- shoulders – snow leopards have incredibly strong shoulders muscles that help them climb the steep cliffs and big rocks that cover their habitat.

    Region 5- fur on underbelly – the fur seen on the underbelly of a snow leopard can reach up to 3 inches long. This long hair forms a woolly undercoat which traps heat and keeps the cat warm.

    Region 6- paws – The front paws of the snow leopard are large than those in back. These big “snow shoes” help the snow leopard from falling through soft snow. The pads on the paws are very thick and covered with fur to aid in warmth and friction to keep them steady. The combination of thickly padded paws and fur also keeps the snow leopard’s paws from being hurt by the sharp rocks.

    Region 7- hind legs – The hind legs of these cats are very muscular. Strong back legs are necessary to complete wide jumps between ledges. Due to these powerful legs snow leopards are able to jump a distance of 45 feet from one ledge to another.

    Region 8- tail – These cats are different from other cats in that its muscular tail can be the length of its body. The tail acts as a ruttier for the cat helping with balance. When the tail it not being used in balance it aids in warmth. When a snow leopard rests it wraps the long fluffy tail around its body to keep warm.

  20. The American alligator, sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States.
    The average size for an adult female American alligator is 8.2 feet (2.6 m), and the average size for a male is 11.2 feet (3.4).American alligators are found from the southern Virginia-North Carolina border, along the Atlantic coast to Florida and along the far west of Mexico they have webfeet thats how they swim almost ever day so that’s all about the american alligator

  21. CALIFORNIAN KING SNAKE’S ADAPTATIONS:

    PHYSICAL-
    • The Californian King snake absolutely loves basking in the sun so it can keep itself as warm as possible.
    • The Californian King Snakes sharp eyesight makes it an amazingly magnificent hunter so it can eat in the wild.

    • The Californian King Snake has incredibly potent venom that they can use to completely stun their enemies/prey and eat them.

    BEHAVIOR-
    • The Californian King Snakes hibernates in winter because there is less chance of getting food and also because it gets a lot too cold for them.

  22. Explain what an animal adaptation is
    It helps them survive in their habitat so they don’t die.
    Describe the 2 different types of animal adaptations
    1. Behaviors are how they survive. Physical they can comerflash

  23. An adaptation helps an animal survive in their environment.
    The two types of adaptations are behaviour and physical. A behaviour adaptation is how the animal acts and what they do to help them survive. A physical adaptation is a part of the animal that helps it survive. For example a giraffe can camouflage into the trees.

  24. THE SOUTH AFRICAN BURROWING BULLFROGS ADAPTAIONS:
    Physical-
    • The South African Burrowing Bullfrog has sharp teeth to fight off predators and to chew ginormous amounts of its prey.
    • The Bullfrog has an immense sized mouth which gives it a chance to get quite a lot of food in its gut.
    • It has incredibly strong hind legs.
    • The African Bullfrog uses its slimy and muddy looking skin to blend in to the surroundings of the bank and wait for its prey for a feast.
    Behaviour-
    • It uses it’s incredibly strong legs to dig holes so it can keep itself cool and make sure it has shelter.

  25. Here are the panda adaptations that I have found out:

    An adaptation to help the panda eat the bamboo is their sixth toe. This sixth toe or thumb allows the panda to grab the bamboo better for eating. It also helps the panda pull the bamboo shoots and tear off the leaves.

    The Panda’s head is also an adaptation to eating Bamboo. The Panda is a member of the bear family. The Giant Panda has a very large head compared to the other species in its family. The head is so large because Bamboo is a very strong, hard plant. The Panda needs very strong jaw muscles to chew the Bamboo therefore the head has gotten larger to accommodate the larger jaw muscles. If the jaw muscles were not this strong, the Panda would die off because Bamboo is its main source of food.

  26. Panda
    Adaptations- Pandas have strong stomachs to help them digest there bamboo better. They have a sixth thumb to help them grab bamboo. The cubs have strong skull so when they fall they won’t hurt them self’s. Pandas usually try to escape predators from climbing trees or swimming in the water. They have strong legs to help them move properly because they are to heavy and to get there food. Pandas have small tails. Pandas usually eat bamboo because it there favourite thing to eat.

  27. BEHAVIOUR
    Leopards are known for their ability in climbing, and have been observed resting on tree branches during the day, dragging their kills up trees and hanging them there, and descending from trees headfirst. They produce a number of vocalizations, including grunts, roars, growls, meows, and “sawing” sounds.

    PHYSICAL
    Snow leopards are well adapted to their high altitude homes where they may encounter deep snow and rocky terrain with little vegetation. Snow leopards have a well-developed chest that helps them draw oxygen from the thin air of the high mountains. Snow leopards also have short forelimbs with sizeable paws, long

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