Adaptations of animals to their way of life



Adaptation of Animals for Gas Exchange and Internal Transport (AS 2.3, Internally assessed, 3 credits)

Current standard last update 20 Nov 2014

  

The Achievement Standard is:  AS91155, Biology 2.3, Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life.   AS91155 Version 2 – 2015 Animal adaptations internal

Task sheet / Student Instruction sheet:   2.3 Animal way of life 2015 Assessment task

Relevant sections in your skinny Scipad workbook: Gas Exchange Pg 48-49, 52-53;  Internal Transport Pg 42-47.

Presentations possibly seen in class are:  

Internal Transport in Mammals 2015

Gas Exchange in Mammals 2015

Key words / Glossary for this topic:   

GAS EXCHANGE KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

INTERNAL TRANSPORT TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

deepest diving mammals

6922934-sperm-whale weddell seal

Useful article about adaptations for living in water:  

Adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle  

What freediving does to the body – BBC News

BBC iWonder – If you lived underwater what would you look like_

deepdive_adap

Links to clips which will help you learn about this topic:

Bozeman Biology on YouTube:  measuring blood pressure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vt53niKnL8

Bozeman Biology on YouTube: The respiratory system  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrDbiKQOtlU

Bozeman Biology circulatory system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJzJKvkWWDc

General overview of circulatory system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIcAF34MPpU

Both systems overview, Hank Green:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fxm85Fy4sQ

Heart dissection and info:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3Y-XR8Ax4

Lung dissection and info:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xhxALk9gm8

Blue whale’s heart!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e_YeNveR5M

Hearts, brains, heart attacks, limitations etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_-7e81rVd8

Khan Academy heart video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XaftdE_h60&list=PLbKSbFnKYVY2IzZtHG4lv6pRtmTSb6n_P

Khan Academy, Arteries vs Veins etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b6LRebCgb4&index=7&list=PLbKSbFnKYVY2IzZtHG4lv6pRtmTSb6n_P

Good animated graphics showing the inner workings of heart and valves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmpd82mpVO4

Diving link http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zchjmnb

Other useful website lists:

Useful web sites for your research

Animal Adaptation websites 2015

A fun way to learn: Lamb Dissection Practical Invitation 2015  

lamb

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