Adaptations for Movement


What is Adaptation?
“...the way in which a species becomes better suited to living in its environment.”


.... Generalists Leopard seal – aquatic specialist Good in water.cumbersome on land 3 .Movement • There are many different methods of movement • Different habitats present different problems to movement that need to be overcome • Specialists vs..

Why move? American pika collecting food Common warthog fleeing from cheetah 4 Grass snake hatchlings dispersing Radiated tortoises mating .

Bornean orangutan Snow leopard River Polar Rainforest Desert Ocean Which habitat? Mountains Open grassland Woodland Red squirrel Nile crocodile 5 .

Bornean orangutan Snow leopard How are they adapted to move in their habitat? Red squirrel Nile crocodile 6 .

g.Movement on Land Adaptations to moving on land • Things to think about: • Speed vs. snow. mud 7 . agility – Move to catch prey or to escape predators – Land may be open or have obstacles such as trees • Moving over different substrates e. sand.

Cheetah • Open plains specialist • Adapted for speed .

Spanish ibex • Rocky habitat specialist • Adapted for agility 9 .

Polar bear • Habitat generalist – can move over land and in water • Adapted to polar habitat 10 .

Legless movement • Movement without limbs • Adapted to overcome friction Sidewinder Leopard slug 11 .

Arboreal Movement Adaptations to arboreal movement Things to think about: • Forested areas may not be continuous • Moving from one tree to another • Balance and grip .

• Fossa • Habitat generalist – can move quickly through trees as well as on the ground • Adapted to jump between branches 13 .

White-handed gibbon • Master of agility • Adapted to swing between branches 14 .

Sugar glider • Arboreal specialist • Adapted to glide between trees 15 .

freshwater • Currents and tides 16 .Aquatic Movement Adaptations to aquatic movement • Things to think about: • Friction – causing drag • Buoyancy – saline vs.

Great white shark • Aquatic specialist • Adapted for speed 17 .

Spotted handfish • Aquatic specialist • Two different methods of moving through water 18 .

Aerial Movement Adaptations to aerial movement • Things to think about: • Overcoming friction • Use of air currents • Hot air vs. cold air 19 .

• Common swift Peregrine falcon • Aerodynamic body shape • Adapted for speed 20 .

California condor • Aerial movement using thermals • Adapted for gliding 21 .

explains how your particular species is adapted to moving through its natural habitat • 1x Rules sheet .read before beginning the game .You will be given an „Adaptations for Movement‟ worksheet. Once you have finished the worksheet.use as your playing pieces on the board • 5x Species fact files . you can begin your „Wild Journey‟ • Get into groups of 5 or less • Each group will need: • 1x Wild Journey board game • 5x Species characters . .Write in the adaptations that each species has for moving through its natural habitat.Wild Journey .

• If you land on your least suitable habitat square: miss a go! Habitat Species Natural Cheetah White-handed gibbon Polar bear Sidewinder Spanish ibex African savannah Rainforest Polar Desert Rocky cliffs Least suitable Polar African savannah Rainforest Rocky cliffs Desert .• If you land on your natural habitat square: roll the dice again.

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