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Science B1b organisms in their environment

Polar bear

Polar bears are well adapted for survival in the Arctic. They have:

a white appearance as camouflage from prey on the snow and ice
thick layers of fat and fur for insulation against the cold
a small surface area to volume ratio,…

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Science B1b organisms in their environment


These plants can store water in their stems. They have widespread root systems that can
collect water from a large area. With spines instead of leaves they minimise the surface
area and so reduce water loss by transpiration, they also contain poisons, and…

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Science B1b organisms in their environment

Every organism has certain features or characteristics that allow it to live successfully in its
habitat. These features are called adaptations, and we say that the organism is adapted to its
habitat. Organisms living in different habitats need different adaptations.


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