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Three Types of Environmental Adaptations Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Grades: 5 - 7

4 posters showing the different types of behavioral, structural and physiological adaptations.

What is Adaptation – The process which enables organisms to adjust to their environment in order to ensure survival.

Behavioral Adaptations – Actions of an organism that enable them to survive in their environment (e.g. bears hibernate in winter to escape the cold temperatures and preserve energy).

Structural Adaptations – Physical features of an organism that enable them to survive in their environment (e.g. a penguin has blubber to protect itself from freezing temperatures).

Physiological Adaptations – Internal and/or cellular features of an organism that enable them to survive in their environment (e.g. snakes produce poisonous venom to ward off predators and to capture prey).


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