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5th Grade Adaptations

Adaptations any behavioral or physical characteristics of an animal that help it to survive in its environment.
Environment all of the living and non-living things around an organism
Ecosystem: all the living things, from plants and animals to microscopic organisms, that share an environment
Habitat the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism
A physical adaption is some type of structural modification made to a part of the body.
A behavioral adaptation is something an animal does or how it acts, usually in response to some type of external stimulus.
Camouflage a pattern of body coloring that helps a living thing blend in with the place where it lives
Migration to travel long distances to warmer ecosystems or to follow food sources
Hibernation to go into a deep sleep
Dormant not moving much and needing little food or air
Food Chain The sequence of the transfer of food energy from one organism to another in an ecological community. A food chain begins with a producer, usually a green plant or alga that creates its own food through photosynthesis
Food Web a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains
Predator an animal that naturally preys on others
Prey an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food
Producer any green plant or any of various microorganisms that can convert light energy
Consumer any animals that preys on plants or other animals
Herbivore a kind of animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
Carnivore a kind of animal that depends only on flesh or meat of other organisms for their nutrition
Omnivore a kind of animal that eats either other animals or plants
Decomposer a living thing that gets energy by breaking down dead plants and animals Fungi and bacteria are the most common ones
Created by: wjewell



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