Weather: Advantages in Survival
How do organisms survive weather-related hazards?
Guide students in developing a class focus question about the phenomenon. How do organisms survive weather-related hazards?
The floods can be caused by heavy precipitation, river overflow, strong wings, a dam breaking, or snow melting.
We cannot predict all severe weather events, but meteorologists pay attention to the weather to predict when a flood might happen. Some parts of the world experience flooding at certain times every year.
Some plants and animals have adaptations that help them survive in habitats that experience regular flooding. Ants would be able to survive in a floodplain.
Animals form groups that help them survive severe weather events. For example, groups of ants work together to build a raft to stay afloat in a flood.
People design structures, like levees and lightning rods, to protect themselves from floods and other severe weather events.
You live in an area that experiences regular flooding. You are an engineer who has been hired to design a structure that decreases the impact of this flood.