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BBC Nature - Adaptations and behaviours

BBC Nature - Adaptations and behaviours

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations

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Växter Det finns drygt 300 000 kända arter av växter i världen. De minsta är bara ett par millimeter stora medan de största träden kan bli mer än 100 meter höga. Läran om växter kallas botanik. De flesta organismer som kallas växter har pigment som gör att de kan omvandla solenergi till socker. De gröna växterna utgör en grupp och indelas bland annat i blomväxter, barrväxter, ormbunksväxter, mossor, kransalger och grönalger. Till växter brukar man även föra grupper från andra utvecklingslinjer, till exempel svampar (inklusive lavar), brunalger och rödalger. Adaptations: Watch the video then test yourself Sign in -or- Register Antarctic animal adaptations Emperor penguin Aptenodytes forsteriaa - more How are Emperor penguins adapted to survive in Antarctica? Largest of all penguins by a considerable margin. Animals of the very deep south and the only large animal that remains in Antarctica in the depths of the long dark winter night. Anatomical Adaptations

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Animal Adaptations incl. teacher info Purpose To expand students’ knowledge of animal features and behaviors that can help or hinder their survival in a particular habitat. Context As students approach this Animal Adaptations lesson, bear in mind that, according to research, most lower elementary school students are still forming a basic understanding of how animals survive in their respective environments. For example, many students understand a simple food link between two animals, but many still assume that animals are still independent of each other and depend on humans to provide food and shelter. Some students are unaware that many animals struggle to obtain adequate amounts of their particular food(s) and cannot simply change their diets as other food becomes available.

WebLessons: Behavioral Adaptations Topic Overview Begin the Lesson In order to survive and thrive in a particular environment, animals must develop a variety of amazing characteristics (adaptations). Some adaptations, such as bright colors or sharp beaks, are structural (physical). Others, like migration and nest building, are behavioral adaptations. Adaptation - HowStuffWorks Adaptation, in biology, the process by which a living thing becomes better suited to its environment. The term is also applied to the results of the process. In many organisms there are structural, functional, and color adaptations, and in animals there are also adaptations in instinctive (unlearned) behavior.

Nature Files 1. Adaptation a. Evolution 2. Coloration a. Native bird adaptations New Zealand separated from Gondwana around 65 million years ago. Due to the geographical isolation and a lack of ground-dwelling predators, our birds evolved unique characteristics. Flight was not required to escape predators, so birds such as the kiwi, takahē and (now extinct) moa adapted to these conditions by developing a large body size and loss of flight. Adaptation is an evolutionary process Adaptation is an evolutionary process whereby an organism becomes increasingly well suited to living in a particular habitat. The National Inventors Hall of Fame The Inventors Hall of Fame, located in Akron, Ohio, was established in 1973 by the National Council of Patent Law Associations, now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, and the Patent and Trademark Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The year of induction is in parentheses at the end of the entry. Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc.

Exploring Nature Educational Resource indicates a section of the site that is available to subscribing members only. Not a member? Feel free to click on these links and view the samples we have made available. Then check out the low cost and great benefits to subscribers! Biology Archives - Science Sparks Playing Detective – add some science to role play This post is all about adding a bit of science sparkle to role play, the activities should hopefully add a simulating and educational twist to an already fun game. My little boy is usually a bit reluctant to play role play games, but generally if I add in a task or some props he is much more enthusiastic. Here are just a few of our favourite ideas. Make a disguise/camouflage Where are you playing? Decomposition Column The U.S. generates 190 million tons of solid waste a year — enough to fill a bumper-to-bumper convoy of garbage trucks halfway to the moon. So why aren't we up to our necks in garbage? Nature recycles garbage all the time, and this recycling is essential to the availability of nutrients for living things.

TerrAqua Column - What is the Land-Water Connection? What common substance falls from the atmosphere, flows through our bodies, runs through the soil beneath our feet, collects in puddles and lakes, then vaporizes back into the atmosphere in a never-ending cycle? Water, as it cycles between land, ocean and atmosphere, forms the major link between the terrestrial world (involving anything living on the earth) and the aquatic world (involving anything living on or in the water). Water drips off rooftops, flows over roads, off your toothbrush, and down the drain, percolates through the soils of fields and forests and eventually finds its way into rivers, lakes and oceans. During its journey, water will pick up leaf litter, soil, nutrients, agricultural chemicals, road salts and gasoline from cars, all of which have profound impacts on life in aquatic systems.

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