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Science grade 5 Plant and Animal Adaptations Lesson 1 Adaptations

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Habitat
A place where a living thing lives
Different types of habitat
Desert, ocean, jungle, mountain, polar , grassland
Adaptation
A characteristic that helps a living thing survive in its habitat
Arctic hare
Adapted with Small ears to keep heat from being lost and thick fur to keep warm
Ostrich and emu
Flightless birds adapted for running fast
Thorns
physical adaptation that keep roses stems from being eaten
Camouflage
physical adaptation that helps keep animals hidden
chameleon
adapted long sticky tongue for catching insects
behavior
they way living things act
physical adaptations
differences in the bodies of plants and animals that help them survive
behavioral adaptations
adaptations to the way living things act that help them survive
instincts
behaviors that living things know how to do without being taught
nocturnal
behavioral adaptation of animals that are active at night and sleep during the day
octopus
has behavioral adaptation of releasing ink to hide from and escape predators
migration
behavioral adaptation where animals move to different locations certain times of the year to reproduce, find food or escape cold weather
hibernation
behavioral adaptation where an animals body processes slow down and stays inactive for months
social behavior
the way animals act toward other animals of the same type
waggle dance
social behavioral adaptation performed by honeybees that helps communicate where to find food
life cycle adaptation
the way living things develop that helps them survive
life cycle adaptation of frogs
tadpoles are born and live in water until they grow lungs and legs it allows them to not have to compete for food with adults on land