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What is an adaptation of an organism's body parts and its coloring?
structural adaptation
What is an adaptation in which one species resembles another?
mimicry
What is an adaptation of an inherited behavior that helps an organism survive?
behavioral adaptation
What are three ways in which an animal's color helps it survive in its environment?
1. scares off enemies
2. enables it to hide from enemies
3. attracts potential mates
How do animals that use warning coloration differ from animals that use mimicry?
Animals that use warning coloration are dangerous. Animals that use mimicry are often not dangerous, but they look like they are.
What are some structural adaptations that we learned about?
-adaptation that protects plants from enemies
-warning coloration
-mimicry
-camouflage
-adaptation that helps protect the young
-adaptation that attracts insects
-adaptation that helps plants capture sunlight
-adaptation that attracts mates
What is the characterisitc of all instinctive behavioral adaptations?
they are inherited, not learned
What are examples of behavioral adaptations?
-finding/building a home
-attracting mates
-caring for young
-finding food
-avoiding enemies
-migrating
What is the difference between a behavioral adaptation and a learned behavior?
Behavioral adaptations are inherited and therefore instinctive. Learned behaviors are not.
What are the basic needs of an animal that lives in water?
1. find food
2. avoid being eaten
3. attract mates
4. protect young
5. survive in its environment
What problems do land organisms face that aquatic organisms do not?
Land organisms need to get sufficient water and keep the water they take in.
How do insects get oxygen?
through a systme of tiny, branching tubes
What are some adaptations that aquatic organisms have?
-gills for breating
-fins for moving
-skin that allows it to glide smoothly through the water
-jet propulsion