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Animal Adaptations

Essential Questions

  • How do physical and behavioral traits help animals survive?
  • How does the variation among individuals affect their survival?
  • How do the structures and functions of living things allow them to meet their needs?
  • Why adapt?
  • How does an animal’s different body structures relate to its ability to adapt to its environment?
  • How do animals interact with the environment in order to prolong their survival?
  • How does a species’ individual variations provide it with an advantage in surviving inside its environment?