Characteristics that blend in with the surrounding environment and increase chances of survival
______________ Metamorphosis: type of development consisting of four distinct stages
______________ Metamorphosis: type of development consisting of three stages
The stages of sequence of events through which an organism grows, reproduces, and dies
The first stage in a life cycle
Stage of complete metamorphosis during which the insect eats and grows and does not resemble the adult
Stage of complete metamorphosis during which the organism seems to be at rest and new body parts are forming (the changing stage)
A fully grown organism
Stage of incomplete metamorphosis during which an insect eats and grows and resembles a smaller version of the adult
When an animal becomes still in an enclosed space and reduces bodily functions to save energy
An internal or external characteristic or feature of an organism
The seasonal movement of animals from one place to another
The resemblance of an organism to another organism or to its surroundings that give it a better chance of survival
_______________ Behavior: animal behavior that develops from observation or instruction
_______________ Behavior: behavior that an organism is born with that is passed to the organism from its parents
The natural process by which physical and mental qualities are passed from a parent to a child
A natural or innate impulse or tendency
__________ Physical ________: a physical characteristic that an organism is born with that is passed to the organism from its parents
__________ Physical Trait: a trait that one is not born with but that is gained due to lifestyle or environment
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
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