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Adaptation & Behavio

TermDefinition
Niche the organism's role in the environment
Structure the arrangement of parts of an organism has ; such as a duck having wings and webbed feet
hibernation to spend the winter in a dormant (still) position in an enclosed space so an organism can reduce its bodily functions to save energy
adaptation any characteristic that helps a plant or animal survive, such as gills for breathing underwater or the spines on a cactus for protection
mimicry when an organism resembles, or looks like, another organism or its surroundings to increase the chances of survival
habitat the place or environment where an organism naturally lives
species group of organisms with similar characteristics that allow them to reproduce
survive to stay alive
functions what an organism's parts are used for such as wings for flying, a tail for balance, a long beak for gathering nectar
migration seasonal movement of animals from one place to another
instinct a natural born pattern of behavior in a species such as birds building nests or tarantulas throwing hair to escape predators
inherited trait characteristic that is passed from parents to offspring during reproduction
offspring new organisms that come from parents that have reproduced
learned behavior animal trait that develops from being taught or observed rather than passed down by heredity
trait specific characteristic of an organism
heridity passing traits from parents to offspring during reproduction
camouflage to increase their chances of survival, some organisms blend in with their surrounding environment
genetics the study of heredity and how inherited traits are passed downf rom parents to offspring
reproduction the act of making new offspring
organism living thing
Created by: laneajones