Teach your students the different types of behavioral, structural and physiological adaptations with a set of 4 printable posters.
What Are the 3 Types of Adaptations?
What is Adaptation – The process that 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 it to survive in its 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 it to survive in its environment (e.g. snakes produce poisonous venom to ward off predators and to capture prey).
Download and Print Your Adaptations Posters
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