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Adaptations

Akoranga 11 Mahi Tuatahi

  1. Describe the role of the raccoon in the food web
  2. What are some resources that the raccoon will compete with other raccoons for?
  3. Discuss: Why can some racoons compete for resources better than other racoons?

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Te Whāinga Ako

  1. Define and list some structural, behavioural and physiological adaptation for different plants and animals.

Write the date and te whāinga ako in your book


Adaptations


Structural/Physical

Physical features of an organism like the bill on a bird or the fur on a bear.


Physiological

Metabolic or physiologic adjustment within the cell, or tissues, of an organism. Internal chemical processes.


Behavioural

The things organisms do to survive. For example, bird calls and migration.


Tūhura: Adaptations of the Human Hand

  1. Open Google Classroom
  2. Open the Adaptations of the Human Hand document
  3. Work with your partner to complete the investigation & questions

Akoranga 12 Mahi Tuatahi Tahi

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Brainstorm/research with your partner, what the adaptations for this organism are.


Whakatika Tahi

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Extra: Categorise the adaptations into behavioural/physiological/structural


Pātai Rua

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Brainstorm/research with your partner, what the adaptations for this organism are.


Whakatika Rua

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Extra: Categorise the adaptations into behavioural/physiological/structural


Pātai Toru

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Brainstorm/research with your partner, what the adaptations for this organism are.


Whakatika Toru

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Extra: Categorise the adaptations into behavioural/physiological/structural



Te Whāinga Ako

  1. Relate an organisms adaptations back to its niche.

Write the date and te whāinga ako in your book



“Fitness”


Tūhura: Design a Species

  1. Open Google Classroom
  2. Open the Design a Species document
  3. Individually, work to complete the activity