Flexibility Curriculum Connection – Biology
Animals must adapt their behavior and their physical characteristics based on their environment to ensure their survival. Animals can live in hot, cold, wet, or dry climates. Their body parts have been adapted so that they can live in that environment. Without these adaptations, the animal would not survive. For example, the polar bear has a layer of blubber under its skin and its fur sheds water quickly so it is able to stay warm in frigid temperatures.