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Science Vocab-5th

Vassar/Behaviors & Adaptations

Science WordDefinition
behavior the way an organism acts towards its ecosystem
stimulus anything in the ecosystem that causes an organism to react
response the action of an organism as a result of a stimulus
tropism the type of plant response that involves a change of position by growing toward or away from stimulus
phototropism plants responding to light
hydrotropism plants responding to water
thigmotropism plants responding to touch
innate behavior a behavior that an animal is born with and that is passed on from generation to generation
learned behavior behavior that is taught
adaptation a trait that helps an organism to survive in a particular ecosystem
Created by: svogl