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Adaptations

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  1. Adaptations An inherited trait that is encoded in the DNA that increases the chance of survival

  2. Types of Adaptations Write on the front • Structural – Morphological • Physical features • Shaped better • Physiological – Functional • Allow the organism to perform certain functions or actions • Works better • Behavioral – • Behavior or the ability to learn • Acts better

  3. Where do these belong? • Aposematic coloration • Warning coloration “Don’t eat me, I’m poisonous!” Structural

  4. Where do these belong? • Courtship Rituals • The one with the best ritual (dance, house, or look etc.) gets the chance to mate. Behavioral

  5. Where do these belong? • Camouflage • Blends in to environment Structural

  6. Where do these belong? • Defense - frogs • poisonous Structural

  7. Where do these belong? • Counter shading • Dark color on top, light on the bottom Structural

  8. Where do these belong? • Eye Spots • Coloration to look similar to another animals eyes, used for defense Structural

  9. Where do these belong? • Defense-lizards • Skin Flap that the lizards expands when frightened Behavioral

  10. Where do these belong? • Defense – Puffer fish • Expanding of the body when threatened or frightened Behavioral

  11. Where do these belong? • Eyes in front • Allows an animal to judge distances (to catch prey) Structural

  12. Where do these belong? • Eyes to the side • Allows an animal see a wide area so a predator can’t sneak up Structural

  13. Where do these belong? • Gas exchange in plants Functional

  14. Where do these belong? • Hearing • Does an animal have good hearing? Functional

  15. Where do these belong? • Geotropism • A plant’s response to gravity Behavioral

  16. Where do these belong? • Kidneys in desert animals • Help conserve water Functional

  17. Where do these belong? • Group Defense – Musk Ox • When they sense danger, musk ox will surround young to protect them Behavioral

  18. Where do these belong? • Leaf Cuticle • Waxy coating on a leaf that helps conserve water Structural

  19. Where do these belong? • Mimicry • When one animals coloring is like another poisonous animals coloring so they are not eaten Structural

  20. Where do these belong? • Perspiring • Sweating Functional

  21. Where do these belong? • Opposable thumbs Structural

  22. Where do these belong? • Petal color • To attract pollinating insects Structural

  23. Where do these belong? • Panting • Helps keep an animal cool Functional

  24. Where do these belong? • Phototropism • When plants bend towards sunlight Behavioral

  25. Where do these belong? • Root Hairs • Small hairs that help a root absorb more things from the soil Structural

  26. Where do these belong? • Spines on a cactus Structural

  27. Where do these belong? • Smell Functional

  28. Where do these belong? • Talons • Sharp claw like structures Structural

  29. Where do these belong? • Speed Functional

  30. Where do these belong? • Teeth shape Structural