Defense Strategies
Environment
Miscellaneous
Adaptations
Vocabulary
100
The peppered moth, a chameleon, and a female mallard duck, all use this defensive strategy to blend in with their surroundings.
What is camouflage?
100
This is what we call an organisms home, the type of environment they live in.
What is habitat?
100
Offspring is another word for this.
What is babies?
100
This insect is the best studied example of natural selection, because of the change in their population due to camouflage, during the European Industrial Revolution.
What is the Peppered Moth?
100
An animal that ONLY eats meat.
What is a carnivore?
200
This defense strategy tells predators to "stay away!" because they are poisonous.
What is warning coloration?
200
This is the place in an ecosystem, a food web, environment that an organism occupies and does really well.
What is a niche?
200
This is when a gene RANDOMLY changes, which causes a new and different trait to show up in a population, such as albinism.
What is mutation?
200
Charles Darwin studied how these specific adaptations differed on the different Galapagos Islands because of the food available there.
What is bird beak shapes?
200
The first trophic level in a food chain; they use the sun to make energy.
What is a producer?
300
The viceroy butterfly looks just like the monarch butterfly, this adaptation fools predators into thinking they viceroy is poisonous like the monarch butterfly.
What is mimicry?
300
The weather, seasons, and temperature in a certain region is described as this.
What is climate?
300
Organisms inherit these things from their parents, which contain DNA, and determine what kind of traits the organism will have.
What are genes?
300
Coyotes barking and yipping, birds singing, and Siamang Gibbons howling (with their large throat pouch) are all examples of this kind of communication.
What is auditory communication?
300
A system of living and non-living things that interact together.
What is an ecosystem?
400
Porcupine quills, turtle shells, and cactus spines are all examples of this kind of defense strategy.
What is armor?
400
This is the term for non-living components of an ecosystem, such as wind, rocks, and water.
What is abiotic.
400
When an animal has adaptations such as keen eyesight and good hearing for being active at night, they are called this.
What is nocturnal?
400
This is a behavioral adaptation that allows animals to use very little energy during periods of the year when food is scarce.
What is hibernation?
400
The process of traits, that are helpful to survival, becoming more common, and the harmful traits becoming less common.
What is natural selection?
500
Opossums use this defense strategy to fool their predators into thinking they're dead.
What is trickery?
500
Many birds have this behavioral adaptation where they temporarily leave an environment during the time of year that conditions aren't suitable for survival, and travel to a location where they are.
What is migration?
500
Lions bearing their teeth, peacocks with bright colors, and fireflies flashing their lights are all examples of this kind of communication.
What is visual communication?
500
Cooperative hunting, is a behavioral adaptation that this hawk uses to adapt to a desert arid habitat where food is hard to find/catch.
What is the Harris' Hawk?
500
The gradual change of one species to another over a long period of time, due to natural selection.
What is evolution?
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