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Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
The main purpose of an adaptation is to
  1. help an animal survive.
  2. get food.
  3. provide a habitat.
  4. change the animal's appearance.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Grade 7 Adaptations and Behavior
Which characteristic of living things best explains why birds fly south for the winter?
  1. Living things reproduce.
  2. Living things maintain internal balance.
  3. Living things respond to their environment.
  4. Living things are based on a universal genetic code.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What adaptation of an organism allows it to burrow underground?
  1. large paws and sharp claws
  2. thick fur coat
  3. hairless tail
  4. small eyes
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What would happen to a plant if it were turned away from its light source?
  1. The plant would stop growing.
  2. The plant would be unaffected.
  3. The plant would move away from the light source.
  4. The plant would bend toward the light source.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Grade 8 Adaptations and Behavior
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What adaptation does a duck have to swim?
  1. webbed feet
  2. beak shaped like a pouch
  3. long, narrow beak
  4. feathers
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is an example of a behavioral adaptation?
  1. webbed feet of the duck
  2. monarch butterflies migrating in winter
  3. eagle using sharp talons when hunting
  4. thick fur of a polar bear
Grade 8 Adaptations and Behavior
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
What is an instinct?
  1. behavior an animal inherits
  2. flow of energy through a community
  3. organism that eats other organisms
  4. animal without a backbone
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
A physical characteristic that is passed from parents to their babies, or offspring, is a(n)
  1. inherited trait.
  2. inherited behavior.
  3. learned behavior.
  4. learned cycle.
Grade 7 Adaptations and Behavior
                is an example of an adaptation.
  1. Camouflage
  2. Eating habits
  3. Sleeping habits
  4. Shelter
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
An inherited behavior that helps an organism survive is
  1. instinct.
  2. mimicry.
  3. learning.
  4. camouflage.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Porcupines have sharp quills that the animal uses to
  1. find food.
  2. find water.
  3. protect itself.
  4. survive in its environment.
Grade 5 Adaptations and Behavior
Which adaptation best helps elk survive in the taiga biome?
  1. thick fur
  2. large antlers
  3. change of color
  4. winter hibernation
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