During this presentation,
students will observe animals up close as they investigate the different
adaptations of animals from different biomes. They will even be able to
touch some of the animals!
are the world's communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation
and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment.
Tundra is a Lapp word meaning "rolling, treeless plain" and
is characterized by extreme cold, a permafrost layer and a short growing
season. Students will learn how animals like these grizzly bears are adapted
for such harsh conditions.
Deserts are very dry, usually very hot and sunny. Creatures like this
western diamondback rattlesnake possess special adaptations for these
conditions. Students will learn what to look for when matching an animal
to its biome.
Grasslands are dangerous places to be low on the food chain! Learn why
these Pronghorn Antelope travel in herds and how they avoid becoming dinner
for a wolf.
Aquatic biomes, whether
saltwater or fresh, demand special adaptations of their inhabitants. These
dolphins are perfectly suited to their underwater world.
Forests can be classified as Taiga, Temperate, or tropical rain forest.
Learn the differences between these forests, and why this black ratsnake's
chin helps him hide in the temperate forest.