We will be looking at the Diversity of Living Things. This webpage will be shared by the class to discuss what we have learned in the Science class.

Here is our work page

Task 1.

a. Explain your Living Thing in terms of the four characteristics...

b. How does your LT meet its needs for air, water, shelter and food?

For example... OKAPI CHARACTERISTICS The okapi is a living thing because it can respond,grow and develop, it's made of one or more cells and it can reproduce. Respond- The Okapi calf poops only after 4 - 8 weeks of age. This allows the calf to stay hidden and not be sniffed-out by predators. (The Okapi mother hides its calf before it goes out to search for food); The okapi's predator is the leopard whenever a okapi calf sees one, they crouch down and lie still, its colours make it invisible to the leopard.
Grow and Develop- An Okapi has the same appearance as an adult, but they have a short fringe of hair along their spines, the line will be gone by the time they are 12 to 14 months old.
One or More Cells- the okapi has many different cells. Blood cells, hair cells,skin cells etc...
Reproduce-The Okapi gives a live birth, it has a mating seasons (August - Late October) but if it chooses to it can mate when ever it wants. The female Okapi gives a live birth to an okapi calf who usually weighs around 36 pounds. OKAPI MEETING ITS BASIC NEED Meeting the need for water- To get its water the okapi finds a stream or a lake. Meeting the need for air- air is all around the forests the okapi lives in. All the okapi has to do is breath to meet the need for air. Meeting the need for food- the okapi meets its need for food by searching the forest to find shrubs, grass, leaves, clay, and sometimes, if it can get its hooves on it, charcoal of a tree. ( the inside of a thunder-struck tree) But its favorite treat is onions. Meeting the need for Habitat- the okapi lives in the dense part of a rain forest in central Africa.

Task 2
a. Explain the classification of your Living Thing (Kingdom, Phylum,etc)
b. What are the features of your LT that cause it to be classified in the way that it is?
For example... Kingdom: Animalia Living things in Kingdom Animalia are multicellular, eat other living things and plants and have some sort of a well fixed structure Phylum: Chordata The Okapi has a vertabrate. (a backbone) Class: Mammalia: The okapi is a warm-blooded animal, it has fur/hair, and it's females feeds its young milk from it's body. And believe it or not Mamals have a special ear bone that only mamals have. Order: Artiodactyla Family: Giraffidae The okapi is in the Giraffidae family with the Giraffe but nothing else is with it in this family. This information is on wikipedia for most living things....

Task 3.
a. What are the special features of your animal?
b. How have these adaptations helped your animal to survive?

  • Describe 4 physical adaptations that have helped this living thing survive
  • Describe 2 behavioural adaptations that have helped this living thing survive

Mrs.Midgley's Class Mr. Scott's Class

Ms. Ruhr ILoveComoLake
Marce Bravo Electric Ray Biance Bevacqua Leather Back Turtle
Mathew Clough African dwarf crocodile Talia Borrelli Panther
Lauren Easton Northern White Faced Owl Jolene Buchart Sugar Glider
Noah Ershad-Kerimi Great White Shark Darcy Carino Longhorn Cowfish
Lucas Infanti Polar Bear Alessandro Camovale Blue Jay
Sara Knowles OcelotsMorgan Cowley Fairy Penguin
Daniel Kolocka Fennec fox -Daniel Brian Davidson Blobfish
Caitlin Lokken Caracal Kelsey Duggan Ocelots-Kelsey
Tianna Mitts Zebra Duiker Denise Faner Vancouver Island Marmot
David Olah Coyote Andrew Ferguson Emperor Taramin
Katherine Park Queen Parrotfish Kevin Harbrink Tarsier
Priya Parmar Spinner dolphins Jae Jeong Amoeba
Beatrice Roque Giant Kangaroo Rat Marcelo Jorquera Tiger
Emmanual Salao Burmese Python Daniel Kim Komodo Dragon
EJ Savilla EJ's Blue Whale Jennifer Kwon Dumbo Octopus
Daniel Shim Giant Panda Bear Jae Yun Lee Narwhal
Hubert Shim The Destoying Angel Fungi Sunny Lee Beluga whale
Noah Shukyn Spotted Owl Denise Manea Slenderloris
Yugyoung Song Poison Arrow Frog Mathew Marthinsen Probista Monkey
Ben Steinkampf Ferruginous Hawk Payton Michielin Cardinal
Eryn Straughan Kiwi Bird Yasin Nouri Frill Necked Lizard
Shelby Ticehurst Capybara Katie Smirnova Platypus
Alivia Ungaro Coral Alison Temperton Kowari
Tyler Van Buren Howler Monkey Elijah Uema Honey Badger
Lesly Vergara Lesly's Arctic FoxTessa Weimer Axolotl
Chayse Walker Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx) Kirkland Wickound-Shemluk Aye-Aye
Robert Wang Silverfish Michael Winstanley BushBaby
Eelan Wauye Black Rhino Callum Yerxa Bluejay
Terry argotow Blue Ringed octopus
Aidan Stroup Killer Whale Michelle Rubinic Red Panda
Quinn Disanjh Anglerfish Suzy Jeong Hedgehog
For example, the okapi has brown fur, strange stripes, white legs, big ears.... How do these things help it to survive?