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Adaptations and Behaviors
Physical adaptations protect things from
BEING EATEN.
example: ROSES HAVE THORNS TO KEEP THINGS FROM EATING IT
Physical adaptations keep organisms HIDDEN - CAMOUFLAGE.
example: GREEN LIZARDS HIDE IN GREEN GRASS
Some animals have adaptations to help them HUNT AND CATCH FOOD
example: EAGLE HAS SHARP CLAWS (TALONS) AND GOOD EYESIGHT
Some plants have adaptations to help them SPREAD THEIR SEEDS
example: HIDE SEEDS IN BERRIES, WIND, “HITCHHIKERS”
Behaviors organisms do without being taught are called INSTINCTS.
Sometimes animals learn other behaviors by WATCHING ADULT ANIMALS.
Migration is an instinctive behavior in which some animals MOVE TO ANOTHER PLACE TO KEEP
WARM, FIND FOOD, REPRODUCE
Hibernation is A LONG PERIOD OF INACTIVITY (SLEEP FOR A LONG TIME)
Social behavior is A WAY ANIMALS OF THE SAME TYPE ACT TOWARDS EACH OTHER
(COMMUNICATE)
Adaptations keep organisms from COMPETING FOR THE THINGS THEY NEED TO SURVIVE
Sometimes living things change because THEIR ENVIRONMENT HAS CHANGED
example: SOME BACTERIA ARE RESISTANT TO ANTIBIOTICS
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