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4- Science Unit C

CH 9: Adaptation/Extinction

Adaptation A physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat.
Camouflage The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that makes it blend in with its surrounds.
Era A major division of geologic time defined by events that took place during that time.
Extinct No longer living; when the last member of a species has died, the species is extinct.
Fossil The preserved traces and remains of an organism that lived long ago.
Habitat The place where an organism lives.
Hibernate To go into a deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat.
Migrate To move to another region, typically when seasons change and food supplies become scarce.
Mimicry An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant.
Niche The role a plant or animal plays in its habitat.
Paleontologist A scientist who studies fossils.
Species A group of organisms that produce organisms of the same kind.
Created by: debiza