Adaptations in the Real World

March 25, 2019

        In Applied Science students have been exploring the concept of adaptations.  We talked about how animals have developed special adaptations to increase their chances of survival and allow those traits to be passed on to their offspring.  As a class we looked at a very cool adaptation used by the Alaskan Wood Frog. This frog is able to live in locations that get very cold in the winter.  They can even live north of the Artic Circle!  The reason for this is because they can freeze in cold, winter months.  They do this by creating an “anti-freeze” that prevents their organs from freezing.  In the spring they thaw out and go about feeding and mating.  Students then researched three organisms they believed to have cool adaptations and wrote about them.