Animal Adaptations Staying Alive Chapter 4 Study Guide

Animal Adaptations
Staying Alive
Chapter 4
Study Guide
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Organism – Any living thing on the planet.
Instinct- is a behavior that animals are born with. (spiders spinning a web) Survival Skill
Learned behavior- are skills learned by watching others around us.
Hibernate- is a deep winter sleep that allows an animal’s body to slow down so much it can survive
without eating.
Migrate- is a long-distance journey from one place to another to find food, due to temperature
change, or to have babies.
Camouflage- is a physical adaptation that lets a critter blend into the environment so the animal
becomes hard to see. Hiding in plain view by blending in with the surroundings.
Mimicry- is a physical adaptation that lets certain species look like other less tasty ones. Animals that
look like other animals to avoid getting eaten.
Dormancy- is a time when growth and physical activity temporarily stops for plants. (taking a rest or
conserving energy in harsh environments)
Behavioral Adaptation – an animal changes its behavior, or how it acts, to survive.
Physical Adaptation – an animal changes how it looks, or physical appearance, to help it survive.
Examples: Mimicry and camouflage
Also know………
In order to survive, animals adapt to help gather and store food, find shelter, and defend themselves
Physical adaptations help animals survive in their environment
Examples of physical adaptations include camouflage and mimicry
Behavioral adaptations allow animals to respond to life’s needs
Examples of behavioral adaptations are hibernation, migration, dormancy, instinct, and learned