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5th Grade

Adaptations - Unit A Chapter 3

structural adaptation an adaptation of an organism's body parts or its coloring
mimicry an adaptation in which one species resembles another
protective coloration an adaptation in which an organism's body matches the color or pattern of the background
warning coloration an organism that uses bright colors or patterns to warn its enemies of danger
behavioral adaptation an inherited behavior that helps an organism survive
instinct behavior that is inherited, not learned
counter shading an adaptation in which an organism is light (white) on its underside and dark (black) on its back - example: a dolphin
migration a behavioral adaptation in which an animal travels from a colder climate to a warmer one
hibrnation an adaptation in which an organism goes into a sleep state for along period of time to conserve energy
nocternal an adapataion in which an organism is active mainly at night
fossil any remains or trace of an organism that was once alive
mold a fossil that is a hollow place shaped like an organism
cast a fossil formed by sediments filling up a mold
petrified fossil a fossil formed when minerals slowly replace some or all of an organism, turning it to stone
Created by: beyer