7CD Variation and feeding relationships. Try to match the card with its definition. Now lets think about this classroom …. HW Booklet. Adaptations. What are adaptations? Name an animal adapted to a desert climate. Name a plant adapted to a desert climate.
Adaptation is a special characteristic that allows an organism to survive in a particular environment.
Adaptations may be:
streamlined shapeto reduce friction when moving through water
gills have alarge surface areaso that oxygen can be
extracted from the surrounding water
finsprovide stability, power and control
What are a shark’s general adaptations to life in an aquatic environment?
specialised sense organscan detect the sound, movement and electrical fields of other organisms
highly sensitive sense of smellthat can detect drops of blood from miles away
lots ofvery sharp teeththat are constantly replaced
silver colouringunderneath acts as camouflage
What are a shark’s specific adaptations to life as an aquatic predator?
can you think of?
Make a list.
Have fat, round body shapes with short legs.
Why is this important?
Desert Fox Arctic Fox
Draw a table to compare their adaptations to their environments.
Cold all year except for short period over the summer
Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia
Can you think of any?
Make a list.
a) Which violet is which? Give a reason for your choice. 
A = _____________________________________________________________________________
B = _____________________________________________________________________________
The number of violets in an area of woodland were counted before and after a large number of trees were removed. The results are shown below.
i) State how light conditions would have changed when the trees were removed. 
(ii) Which of the plants survived better before the trees were removed? 
(iii) What happened to the number of these plants after the trees were removed? 
(i) From the table, make a bar chart to show the information for sun violets. 
And our Little Misses
Now lets meet their children!
We saw that when Mr Small and Little Miss Tiny produced a child it was even smaller.
What would happen if Mr Very Small had a child with Little Miss Miniscule??
Large fruited Mum
Very large fruited child!
This is called selective breeding and can be used to make larger animals and crops that produce more fruit
Whatquestions can weasktohelpidentifytheitem?
Nowmake a keywiththepersonnexttoyou.