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Inherited/learned traits and life cycles
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What is a habitat
A place where an organism lives
What is trait
A characteristic of living thing
What are some example of inherited
Spines on a cactus
Shape of a birds beak
What is a habitat?
A place where an organism lives. It provides shelter.
What is a trait?
A characteristic of a living thing. Traits are inherited.
How do hooves on prairie animals help them?
Protects their feet from getting hurt.
How do webbed feet help aquatic animals?
Helps them swim
Are instincts inherited or learned?
What are examples of instincts?
Baby crying, bird building a nest, spider spinning a web
Do instincts help organisms
What is a behavior?
How a living things acts or responds to its environment. Behaviors are learned.
What are examples of learned behaviors?
An animal learning tricks, a child riding a bike.
What is the difference between a n instinct and learned behavior.
An instinct is a behavior that is inherited from its parents, but a learned behavior is taught and learned after birth.
Why are instincts and learned behaviors important?
They help you survive in the environment.
What is metamorphosis?
When an organism goes through many stages to reach adulthood.
What is complete metamorphosis?
The insect foes through 4 stages: starts odd as an egg, larva, pupa then adult
What are examples of insects that go through complete metamorphis?
Butterfly, bee, beetle
What does a larvae look liked
A worm or caterpillar.
What is a pupa?
It's the time when an insect is changing into an adult in a cocoon.
What is incomplete metamorphosis?
The insect hoes through 3 stages: starts off as an egg, then a nymph, then adult
What are examples of insects that go through incomplete metamorphis
Grasshoppers, crickets, roaches
What is a nymph?
It looks like a small adult without the wings
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