Simulating adaptations in a species in this activity, you will discuss in detail the adaptations in a species of rain forest plants. you will build a simulation that explains the changes in the traits of the plant population over 10 years. you will also establish a scientific explanation to justify the changes in the traits of the population, * time to complete: 1-2 hours part a an organism's adaptations are specific to its native environment. an organism that lives in a coniferous forest will have different adaptations compared to an animal that lives in a tropical rain forest. the following graphs show the temperature and precipitation throughout the year for two different forests: a coniferous forest in canada, and a tropical rain forest in belize. evaluate the graphs, and then explain why plants from these two ecosystems will have different adaptations. in your answer, explain the survival challenges that plants face in these two environments.
the two plants are from different environments therefore, thew will have different adaptations, looks, and functions in order to adapt to their different surroundings.
Two different plants, one from the coniferous forests of Canada, and the other from the tropical rain forest of Belize, will look different, have different adaptations, and different way of functioning.
The plant from the coniferous forests of Canada will have thicker bark, leaves that are needle like, harder and thicker. These will be adaptations for the plant to be able to survive in the very cold winters, as the temperatures are way below zero, and there is lot of snow and ice. This plant will also be capable of minimizing its activity for several months, until the conditions are suitable again. The growth of it will be slow, as the vegetative season is short.
The plant from the tropical rain forest of Belize will have wide and thick leaves. It will be high because there is a lot of competition for sunlight. The plant will be able to stop the intake of water through its roots as in certain periods of the year there's just too much water. It will be highly active throughout all of the year, as it is summer summer for the whole year, and there is sufficient precipitation for most of the year, or even when there isn't there's lot of water around. iT will have a very quick growth.