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Making changes ** Meeting needs. All living things have needs. Some of the things humans need are food, water and shelter. If we need food, we can go to a grocery store. We can get water from a faucet. We have homes that give us shelter.

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Making changes meeting needs

Making changes**Meeting needs


Making changes meeting needs

All living things have needs. Some of the things humans need are food, water and shelter. If we need food, we can go to a grocery store. We can get water from a faucet. We have homes that give us shelter.


Making changes meeting needs

All of these things are changes we have made to our environment. We need shelter, so we build houses. We need water, so we lay pipes to bring it into our homes. We need food, so we build stores and bring it all to one place.


Making changes meeting needs

When Europeans first came to America, there were no grocery stores. There were no houses to live in. The settlers had to grow their own food. They had to build their own houses. They changed the environment to meet their needs.


Making changes meeting needs

People are not the only ones who change their surroundings to meet their needs. Animals make changes, too. Beavers are a good example of animals that change their environment.


Making changes meeting needs

Beavers need water for protection. They also use it to get around quickly. To keep a constant supply of water, beavers often build dams on rivers and streams. These dams form lakes. The lakes provide the beavers with the water they need.


Making changes meeting needs

Beavers build their homes on or near the water. Some beavers build lodges right on the water. Lodges are made of mud, rocks, and wood like dams. Other beavers dig burrows in the bank near the water. Both kinds of beaver homes have underwater entrances.


Making changes meeting needs

Think of some other changes people or animals make to their surroundings in order to meet their needs.


What animals need for survival

What animals need for survival

AIR

SPACE TO GROW

WATER

FOOD

SHELTER

A WAY TO ELIMINATE WASTE


What plants need for survival

What plants needfor survival

AIR

SPACE TO GROW

WATER

FOOD

LIGHT


All organisms also have adaptations to help them survive in their environment

All organisms also have adaptations to help them survive in their environment.

For example:

In the animal kingdom, the male of the species is usually “better looking”

than the female of the species.

Look at these lions.

Do you know which one is the male?


Making changes meeting needs

Why do you think that the male of a species is usually

“better looking”

than the female in the species?

If you said it is help them when they want to attract a mate….then you are correct.

Which peacock do you think is the male?


Making changes meeting needs

Why do you think it would be best for the female to be less colorful?

The reason that the female Cardinal is less colorful than the male is because she is the one that protects the nest. If her color was bright, it might attract the attention of a predator.


Making changes meeting needs

Let’s look at the male and female lions again.

Do you know why the female’s coloring is less attractive?

It is because she is the one that does the hunting for the pride. Her coloring needs to be able to “blend in” with her surroundings so that her prey will not see her before she attacks.


Making changes meeting needs

Plants have adaptations, too!

Look at this cactus.

The leaves of a cactus are the spines like you can see in this picture.

Why would a cactus need small, thin leaves?


Making changes meeting needs

To answer this question, we would have to think about where the cactus plant usually grows.

THE DESERT!

In the desert, the sun shines almost everyday.

The leaves of the cactus are small because they don’t have to work hard to absorb sunshine to make its food, because the sun shines so much of the time.

Remember that the leaves release water thrrough transpiration…and in the desert, the plants want to hold on to as much water as possible.

smaller leaves = less transpiration


Making changes meeting needs

Now let’s talk about leaves that are found in an area that has lots of rain, but have to struggle to get sunshine because of the taller plants that block out the sunlight.

THE RAINFOREST!!

In this environment, the leaves in the lowest level of the rainforest need big leaves so that they can capture any sunshine that makes its way through the taller trees that tend to block the sunlight.


Making changes meeting needs

These are just a few examples of how animals and plants adapt to their environment.

Can you think of ways that

YOU

adapt to your environment?


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