habitats_and_foodchains

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Habitats and Food Chains
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What is an ecosystem? An ecosystem refers to all the animals and plants found in  one place, and the way they all live together. Different plants and animals live in different ecosystems. Different ecosystems can be close together. Some animals belong to several ecosystems.
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What is an environment? Everything that affects an animal makes up its  environment - where it lives, the weather and all  the living things it comes into contact with. Every living thing, including people, has an effect  upon the environment.
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Animal Adaptation All living things have to be suited to their environment if  they are to survive. Fish have streamlined bodies, fins and specially shaped  tails to help them move quickly and easily through the  water.  Squirrels have sharp, strong claws for gripping tree trunks  and branches and strong teeth for eating nuts.
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How is the seal adapted to its  environment? Flippers to help it  swim. Streamlined shape. Thick layer of body  fat to keep it warm. Strong teeth to  catch fish. Forward-facing  eyes for clear vision  ahead. Hind legs have evolved  into a a strong rudder- like tail.
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Homes and Habitats The place where an animal lives is called its  habitat.
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