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Chapter 3

Adaptations

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_________________ is when all members of a species die out. Extinction
An inherited behavior that helps an animal meet its needs is an_________________. Instinct
__________________are behaviors that were taught to an animal to help it meet its needs. Learned Behaviors
A body part or behavior that helps an animal meet its needs is an ________________. Adaptation
Food, water, air, and shelter are________________. Basic Needs
A _________________ is evidence of a plant or and animal that lived long ago. Fossil
__________________ is animals moving as a group from one region to another and back again. Migration
A dormant, inactive state in which an animals body activities slow is called_________________. Hibernation
Which is an instinct? migration walking reading singing Migration
Which is a learned behavior? crying sleeping walking breathing Walking
Which organism is not extinct? auk saber-toothed cat gingko tree dinosaur GingkoTree
Which organism is extinct? whale woolly mammoth pine tree zebra Woolly Mammoth
Name an instinct for a bird. Migration
Name an instinct for a spider. Spinning a web
Name an instinct for a woodchuck. Hibernation
Name a learned behavior for a tiger. Hunting
Flat teeth are adapted for what activity? Grinding up and chewing food
Sharp teeth are adapted for what activity? Tearing meat
Sharp claws are adapted for what activity? Capturing prey and escaping from predators
Different types of bird beaks are adapted for what activity? Eating and getting food
What basic needs does a plant provide for itself if it has plenty of sunlight? Food in the form of sugar
Name 2 things a fossil of animal teeth can tell a scientist. What the animal ate. How big the animal was.
Name 2 things a fossil of animal footprints can tell a scientist. How big the animal was. How heavy the animal was. What the animal ate. meat or plant eater How it walked. 2 or 4 legs
Created by: Mrs. Furlong