systems and structures in the bodies of animals (including humans) that allow them to detect changes in their environment
response of an animal to a change in the environment
tell animals what they need to know about their environment
what do senses help animals do?
keep out of danger, find food & shelter
sense in bats using sound to figure out location in the dark
characteristics that come from the parents - typically physical
characteristics that animals get during their lifetime - mainly behavioral
mainly inherited (passed from parents to offspring). Examples would be type & shape of body coloring, type & shape of body structure, sensory organs, etc.
a response to a change in the environment. Seen in both plants & animals.
Plant responses to light, water, gravity, and touch. Examples; roots growing down & stems growing up, vines growing up a support, leaves growing towards light
These are animal behaviors that allow them to survive. Examples are ducks knowing how to swim without being taught, birds building nests without being taught, and animals hibernating or migrating without being taught
change in behavior resulting from and shaped by specific experiences. Examples are; dogs learning to roll over on command, bears learning to fish for food, etc.
specific and distinctive ways that plants and animals act in order to survive within a specific ecosystem
Examples of behaviors
how animals eat, sleep, and communicate. How plants reproduce or get what they need to make food
Patterns of behaviors
specific sets of behaviors related to the environment the animal lives in. CHANGES in the environment can cause changes in the behaviors.
These are related to other organisms present, the availability of food & other resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment
Changes, which can be beneficial or harmful
caused in the environment by organisms living there