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Title: Penguin Adaptation
Url: http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/antarctica/penguin.html
Publisher: Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Description: Designed for life in the sea, some species of penguins spend as much as 75% of their lives in the cold Antarctic water, coming out only to lay eggs and raise chicks. Heavy bones, flipper-shaped wings, streamlined body, paddle-like feet, insulating blubber, and watertight feathers all add to their efficiency and comfort underwater. This site features guided activities that show students how penguins have endured modifications to fit their habitat.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physiology -- Phenomena of animal life (General) -- Influence of the environment (General). Animal ecophysiology. Physiological adaptation
Science -- Zoology -- Chordates. Vertebrates -- Birds -- Systematic divisions. By order and family, A-Z -- Spenisciformes -- Spheniscidae (Penguins)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Biology -- Species
Date Issued: 2000-05-31
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Laboratory Modules
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Rights: Gulf of Maine Aquarium
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 332
Resource URL Clicks: 10
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