Adaptations and Traits of Organisms Final Assessment-Animal Power point By: Noey De Rooy Animal: Sugar Glider March 13, 2013
Mammals Example: Dog and Cat Have lungs and breathe air. Feed their young milk from the females body. Give live birth.
Birds Hatch from eggs. Have feathers. Are warm blooded. Example: Kiwi bird
Example: mandarin fish Fish Breath through gills. Are cold blooded. Have fins and scales. Live in water.
Reptiles Are cold blooded. Have scaly skin. Hatch from eggs. Example: Water dragon
Amphibians Have a backbone. Cold-blooded Their skin is smooth and moist Breathe through skin and lungs sometimes. Example:Orange Newt
Adaptations I would say that Adaptations would be like changing to your surroundings. Like this rabbit has his winter coat on. He is adapting to winter. If you don’t adapt to your surroundings you might die. Lets say its winter, and I’m wearing shorts and a T-shirt. If I stay out in the cold for too long, I can die from being to cold. My body temperature will go down. Like I said I will die.
Species Adaptation and Individual Adaptation Species Adaptation are when the whole species have it or can do the same thing. Like a dog, for example. A dog has a nose, every dog has a nose. So that would be Species Adaptation. Individual Adaptation would be when a wolf becomes the alpha male of a pack. That would be examples of Individual Adaptation and Species Adaptation. That’s all for this slide.
Camouflage For most animals camouflage is their way of life.They need to blend into their background to escape and stay hidden from prey or predators. A rabbit might need to stay hidden from an animal like a owl, or a owl might need to stay hidden so that it can catch the rabbit. Example: Black rabbit
Hibernation Hibernation is when animals go to sleep for the winter. Like these hedgehogs. Example:hedgehogs
MIGRATION Migration is when a animal leaves to go to warmer temperatures. Just like a flock of birds. They would go to someplace like the south for winter. In spring the birds would fly north. Example: geese
Mimicry Mimicry is when you copy the background of your surroundings or the pattern of another animal’s colors. Also tree branches, leaves. Examples:toads,caterpillar
Genetics and Heredity Genetics is the study of Heredity. Heredity is what you inherit from your mom, or dad. For example, I inherited my dad’s eyes. I also inherited his skin color.
Inherited Traits Inherited traits are when you Inherit or, get something from your mom or dad. Example: you can get diseases,hair color, skin color, and many more. You can get all of those from your family.
NON-INHERITED TRAITS Non-inherited traits are traits that you acquired. They are traits that you do not inherit from your ancestors. One example is, your mom has brown hair, she had that all her live. But when you were born you had brown hair. Then you got blond hair. The second example is, your dad doesn’t know how to ride a bike. But you do.
FOSSILS Fossils are remains of what had lived on the planet before people. Information that fossils give us are about animals that have lived a long time ago. Like the dinosaurs. Some scientist have found fossils of dinosaurs.
Sugar glider’s habitat My animal is a tree dwelling animal. It lives in a group to about 15 to 30 Sugar Gliders. The Sugar Glider can take any area where there are tree hollows for shelter, and plenty of food.
Distinct characteristics my animal has • It has a black-tipped tail, a black line down its back, (ending with an arrow on the head) and comes in many other colors. Like cinnamon, red-brown and, most commonly, gray. • It has a membrane of skin which stretches from the fifth "finger" of each hand to the first toe of each foot, which enables it to glide between treetops. It does not fly, but is capable of gliding up to 100m.