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Year 7 Environment and Feeding Relationships Objectives
In today’s lesson you will learn: About the different habitats organisms live in. How to describe the environment of different habitats. About the special adaptations that organisms have to help them live in their habitat. Key words
What is a habitat?
The place where an organism lives is called a habitat.
Here are some examples of habitats Pond
Hedge Different organisms live in different habitats.
Can you name two organisms for each of the habitats? Pond
Pond A frog is an amphibian because it lives in A frog is an amphibian because it lives in water and on land. Fish live and breathe in water. This is a Fish live and breathe in water. This is a stickleback. Pond skaters live on the water surface. Ducks are birds that have waterproof
feathers. They live on a pond and on land.
Birds, such as this robin, make their nests in trees and hedges. A badger makes it’s home under the ground. It sleeps
during the day and is awake at night.
Owl An Owl is a bird that sleeps during the day and is awake at night. Hedge
Hedge A hedgehog is a prickly mammal
that sleeps through the winter. Mice are small furry mammals. A rabbit burrows under the ground
to make a warren to live in. Environment
Environment The word environment is used to describe what a habitat is like. For example, a desert is dry and hot during the day. Adaptations
Adaptations Adaptations are features which organisms have that help them survive in their habitat Here are some examples …………… Dromedary camel, Arabian camel, onehumped camel Habitat: They live South West Asia and North Africa desert regions. They are also live in Australia. They live for 4050 years. Length: 2.23.4m, Tail length: 50cm, Height at hump: 1.92.3m, Weight: 450550kg A camels habitat is a desert
camels Adaptations: They are desert animals and have numerous adaptations for life in an arid habitat. 1. The hump stores fat, which they are able to draw upon for water. They have webbed feet (to prevent sinking in the sand); They can close their nostrils and they have a double row of eyelashes to keep out the sand. They can endure long periods without drinking up to 17 days. When they do drink, they can take up to 136 litres (30 gallons) at a time. By producing dry faeces and little urine, they can conserve water. Their body temperature can rise 68 degree Celsius before sweating. 2.
6. The polar bear is the largest land carnivore and has a reputation as the only animal that actively hunts humans.
Live up to 25 years. Body length: male: 240260cm, female: 190210cm. Weight: male: 400600kg, female: 200300kg. They are the largest species of bear and the largest land carnivore. Habitat
They spend most of their time on Arctic ice floes, and when they are on the shore they remain near the water. Polar bears are found throughout the Arctic. Adaptations: They are strong swimmers and have many adaptations for an aquatic environment 1. They are well insulated with fat, 2. Their nostrils close and their ears are held close to their head when underwater.
3. Their feet are partially webbed. 4. They have a remarkable sense of smell and can detect a carcass from 3km away. 5. They have large, furry feet that act as snowshoes. 6. Their creamywhite fur is dense and waterrepellent, enabling them to shake dry after swimming. This powerpoint was kindly donated to
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- Fall '08