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5.10A & B

Adapt/Inher/Lrnd

TermDefinition
niche the organism's role in the environment
habitat the place or environment where an organism naturally lives
structure the arrangement of parts an organism has such as a duck having wings, webbed feet, and a bill; a body part
function what an organism's parts are used for such as wings for flying, a tail for balance, a long beak for growing nectar
species group of organisms with similar characteristics that allow them to reproduce
adaptation any characteristic that helps a plant or animal survive, such as gills for breathing underwater or the spines on a cactus for protection
hibernation to spend winter in a dormant(still) position in an enclosed space so that an organism can reduce its bodily functions to save energy
mimicry when an organism resembles, or looks like, another organism or its surroundings to increase the chances for survival
migration seasonal movement of animals from one place to another, such as birds flying south for the winter
survive to stay alive
camouflage To increase their chances of survival, some organisms blend in with their surrounding environment
learned behavior Animal behavior that develops from observation or instruction rather than being passed down by heredity
instinct a natural pattern of behavior in a species such as birds building nests or tarantulas throwing hair to escape predators; born knowing how to do
Inherited Trait A characteristic that is passed from parents to offspring during reproduction
trait A specific characteristic of an organism
heredity The passing of traits from parent to offspring during reproduction
Created by: Nicholasscience