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Systems and Survival

5th Grade Science - Eling

acquired traits a characteristic that a living things gets during a lifetime
behavioral adaptations the things organisms do to survive.
habit a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly
heredity the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another.
inherited traits traits are controlled by genes that pass from parent to child.
instinctive behavior An inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli:
learned behavior The manner in which one acts or behaves; the actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli.
natural selection the process by which species adapt to their environment.
physical adaptation any behavioral or physical characteristics of an animal that help it to survive in its environment.
Created by: tannis68