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Describe how animal behaviors such as migration, defense, means of locomotion, and hibernation enable them to survive in an environment 0407.5.2
Links verified 10/31/2016
- Adaptations: Fit For Survival -
Students explore the meaning of physical and behavioral adaptation, consider how migration fits in, and identify adaptations that help the Journey North species they track survive.
- Animal Adaptations - teacher guide. self-directed tour grades three through five
- Animal Adaptations - [95 slides] this show includes many great images, as well as some humor
- Animal Adaptations for Winter - a five-page teacher resource guide
- Annual Polar Bear Migration - how it works and how climate change could be impacting it
Hibernation and Migration - information from the U S Fish and Wildlife
Service's Endangered Species Program [This expired link is available through
the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the
page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient?
at the bottom right of the page.]
- Bears: Hibernation - How would you survive the long, cold winter without food? Bears do it in a very cool way - hibernation.
- Biological Traits Help Animals Survive In Winter - several traits and adaptations are described
- Chilling Out, Warming Up: How Animals Survive Temperature Extremes - how chemistry helps
- Churchill's Polar Bear Migration -
Although Churchill’s polar bear migration is part of an age-old pattern, climate change has caused Hudson Bay to melt earlier each summer and to freeze later
- Defense Mechanisms -
Some adaptations are defense mechanisms which can give the prey an advantage against enemies
- Eight Ways That Animals Survive The Winter -
methods for keeping warm and surviving winter used by the animal world
Migration and Adaptation -
Animals do many different, amazing things to get through the winter. Some of them may hibernate, some adapt and others may migrate
Animals Printouts - large number of pages to print from Enchanted Learning
- How and Why Animals Migrate - migration is a behavioral adaptation that helps animals survive
- How Animal Migration Works - from the animal section of How Stuff Works
Do Animals Spend the Winter? - migration, hibernation and more from
Science Made Simple
- How Hibernation Works - from the animal section of How Stuff Works
- Melting Sea Ice Keeps Hungry Polar Bears on Land -
Polar bears, the iconic victims of climate change, are shifting their migration patterns because of changes in sea ice.
- Polar Bears - habitat and distribution information from Sea World
- Polar Bears Migrate North As Rising Temperatures Hasten Arctic Ice Melt - New study of DNA suggests generations of bears are moving towards areas with more persistent year-round sea ice
- Polar Bear Migration in a Changing Climate -
Changes to the timing of migration have resulted in polar bears spending progressively longer periods of time on land without access to sea ice and their marine mammal prey
- Sleeping It Off - how animals use hibernation, and other cold-weather survival strategies, to stay alive
Ten Coolest Hibernating Animals - These animals choose to stay asleep
- Ultimate Quick Guide to How Animals Survive Winter - from the roaming naturalist
- What Do Animals Do In Winter? - It's cold outside! How do animals survive
- Why Animals Migrate - National Geographic learning activity designed for grades 5-8
- Why Do Animals Hibernate? - Hibernation is an adaptation that helps many animals conserve energy by remaining inactive, greatly slowing their metabolism and reducing their body temperature for days, weeks or even months at a time.
- Why Do Animals Migrate -
Migration is nearly universal within the animal kingdom; in fact, even sponge and jellyfish larvae make use of that defining animal trait, mobility, to adapt to imperfect habitats.
- Why Migrate? -
Migration plays an important part in the lives of animals: it is a successful way of adapting to seasonal change.
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