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Grade 8 8.11(C)

explore how short-and long-term environmental changes affect organisms...

Short-term environmental change occurs quickly and affects organism immediately.
Long-term environmental change occurs slowly over time and affects organisms over generations.
Traits a distinct variant of a phenotypic characteristic of an organism that may be inherited, be environmentally determined or be a combination of the two.
Subsequent populations the rate of how a population has been growing and how it has reached its peak in a certain amount of years. This can also be related to the census taking that occurs each year or so.
Organism any contiguous living system, such as an animal, plant or bacterium.
Camouflage hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object)
Adaptation is a trait with a current functional role in the life of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection.
Population all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding.
Mutation a permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements
Tolerance the capacity of an organism to endure the effects of a poison or other substance, esp after it has been taken over a prolonged period
Biodiversity the number of different species of plants and animals in an area.
Created by: sstall