Squirrel Island

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Squirrel Island - Purpose
• To explain how adaptations help organisms
survive in different environments.
Squirrel Island - Background
• A beneficial or neutral mutation can quickly
become harmful when the environments
change.
• The environment greatly affects an organism’s
ability to survive, and even a small change can
be harmful to some organisms.
Creatures of the Deep - Purpose
• To explain how adaptations help organisms
survive in different environments.
Creatures of the Deep - Background
• A beneficial or neutral mutation can quickly
become harmful when the environments
change.
• The environment greatly affects an organism’s
ability to survive, and even a small change can
be harmful to some organisms.
For example – the panda’s thumb…
For example – the kakapo…
For example – the penguin…
For example – the Kaibab and Albert’s
Squirrels…
Squirrel Island - Procedure:
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Work with your partner.
Put your names on the back of the drawing paper.
Use a PENCIL
You will be assigned an island habitat.
Design a squirrel that has adapted to the environment
of the island (beneficial mutations).
6. Draw the island environment and the squirrel.
7. On a separate sheet of paper, describe the
adaptations, and why they are beneficial to the
squirrel. You will answer the questions on the next
slide.
8. Neatness and attention to detail matters!
Squirrel Island - Procedure:
1. Draw the island
environment and the
squirrel.
2. On a separate sheet of
paper, describe the
adaptations, and why they
are beneficial to the
squirrel.
3. Give an example of each of
the following in your
Squirrel Island ecosystem:
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Producer
Consumer
Predator
Prey
Scavenger
Decomposer
Habitat
Community
Population
Niche
Abiotic factor
Biotic factor
Limiting factor
Carrying capacity
Creatures of the Deep
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Work with your partner.
Put your names on the back of the drawing paper.
Use a PENCIL
You will be designing a creature that lives in an aquatic
habitat.
Design a creature that has adapted to an underwater
habitat (beneficial mutations).
Draw its habitat, and the creature.
On a separate sheet of paper, describe the adaptations,
and why they are beneficial to the creature. You will
answer the questions on the next slide.
Neatness and attention to detail matters!
Creatures of the Deep - Procedure:
1. Draw its habitat, and the
creature.
2. On a separate sheet of
paper, describe the
adaptations, and why they
are beneficial to the
creature.
3. Give an example of each of
the following in your
ecosystem:
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Producer
Consumer
Predator
Prey
Scavenger
Decomposer
Habitat
Community
Population
Niche
Abiotic factor
Biotic factor
Limiting factor
Carrying capacity

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