Adaptations
Physical
Behavioral
Paleontology
Groups of Animals
100

What is an adaptation?

Anything an animal has or does that helps it survive.

100

What is a physical adaptation?

An adaptation on the animal's body such as fur.

100

What is a behavioral adaptation? 

Something the animal does to help it survive. (ex: huddling together for warmth)

100

What is paleontology?

The study of rock layers and fossils to learn about the earth's past.

100

Many animals that are all the same species are called what?

A population

200

What are the two types of adaptation?

Physical and Behavioral

200
The snowy owl is white.  What physical adaptation is this?

Camouflage 

200

What is hibernation?

When an animal eats a lot and then goes into a "deep sleep" in the winter where it's heart beat and breathing are slower so it doesn't have to forage for food during the winter.

200

How is a fossil made?

An imprint is left behind.  The dirt pushes down on it and forms into a rock.  A paleontologist digs it up.

200

Many different kinds of animals and plants all living in the same place is called what?

A community

300

True or False: An animal can physically adapt in one day.

False.  It takes a long period of time.

300

Caterpillars have spots and markings that resemble baby snakes to help them avoid predators.  The caterpillar is using what?

Mimicry

300

The tundra swan travels from Canada down to North Carolina every year to avoid the Canada winter.  This is called what?

Migration

300

A paleontologist studies _________.

fossil evidence to learn about life in the past.
300
Dr. Rich counted the number of bald eagles living in the Rocky Mountains.  Dr. Rich was counting what?

The population of bald eagles

400

A flamingos long legs help it walk in the water.  This is an example of what?

A physical adaptation.

400

One snake looks like another more poisonous snake.  This is?

Mimicry

400

Plants do not hibernate in the winter, but they do what?

They are dormant.

400

What kind of fossil preserves an entire instect?

Amber

400

A group of octopus in the ocean, a heard of cattle on the land.  Both of these are examples of what?

A population

500
The alligator tries to look like the surrounding swamp.  This is what kind of adaptation? 2 answers

Physical - Camouflage

500

What type of physical adaptation might help a bird to catch its prey?

Claws

500

Why do animals have behavioral adaptations?

To survive, store food, find shelter, and defend themselves.

500

What type of fossil preserves a footprint?

Trace Fossils

500

The forest contained deer, skunks, foxes, and birds among the fir trees.  This is an example of what?

A community.

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