In this demonstration, students explore some of the planet's most impressive and most unique animals!
Every living organism is uniquely specialized for the environment it lives in and for life it leads. We often think of animals with simple traits as being less complex. But even simple-looking animals have evolved features that enable them to succeed in their particular environment. Pill bugs, for example, can be found in almost every type of environment on Earth, including the Arctic. Each species of pill bug has developed features to survive in these vastly different environments. Pill bugs have been around for several millions of years, outdating humans by far!
Special characteristics that enable plants and animals to survive in their surroundings may be used for:
- feeding and drinking water
- weather protection
Students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the features of a variety of animals.
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