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Adapting to the EnvironmnetIf you were to move to the desert in Arizona, you would probably toss out your heavy winter coat, mittens, scarves, Uggs boots...you get the picture.
NATURAL SELECTIONWrite this in your notes:
The changes that make organisms better suited to their environment develop through a process called natural selection.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTESTIndividuals whose characteristics are best suited for their environment tend to survive and reproduce.
ADAPTATIONSWRITE THIS DOWN:
ADAPTATIONS ARE THE BEHAVIORS AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SPECIES THAT ALLOW THEM TO LIVE SUCCESSFULLY IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT.
ADAPTATIONS AND NATURAL SELECTION
COMPETITIONYou see competition in many different ways...on the football field or volleyball court, in a band competition, a spelling bee, or a Kahoot game.
COMPETITIONWRITE THIS DOWN:
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ORGANISMS TO SURVIVE IN A HABITAT WITH LIMITED RESOURCES.
PREDATIONWRITE THIS DOWN:
AN INTERACTION IN WHICH ONE ORGANISMS KILLS AND EATS ANOTHER IS CALLED PREDATION.
PREY ADAPTATIONSONE EXAMPLE OF A WAY THAT AN ORGANISM ADAPTS TO PROTECT ITSELF FROM PREY IS PROTECTIVE COVERINGS. THE SEA URCHIN IS COVERED WITH PRICKLY SPINES THAT KEEP PREDATORS AWAY.
CAMOUFLAGEWRITE THIS DOWN:
WHEN AN ORGANISM RESEMBLES ITS SURROUNDINGS TO PROTECT ITSELF FROM PREY.
WARNING COLORINGThe poison arrow frog warns predators not to eat it by its bright red and blue coloring. It can release a toxic chemical.
FALSE COLORINGTHIS BUTTERFLY FISH HAS A BLACK DOT ON ITS TAIL THAT LOOKS LIKE A FALSE EYE. A PREDATOR MAY BITE THE END OF THE FISH ALLOWING IT TO ESCAPE WITH ONLY PART OF ITS TAIL MISSING.
MIMICRYIF YOU'VE EVER BEEN STUNG BY A BEE, YOU PROBABLY TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM. THIS ORGANISM THAT LOOKS LIKE A BEE IS ACTUALLY A HARMLESS TYPE OF FLY, BUT IT FOOLS ORGANISMS INTO STAYING AWAY BECAUSE OF ITS RESEMBLANCE TO A BEE.
INTERESTING ORGANISMS THAT USE CAMOUFLAGE