Animal Adaptations Review Crossword
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All living things have the ability to respond to _____________.
A __________ makes its own food.
____________ and ______________ make up the scientific name.
_______________ level of classification contains the smallest number of organisms.
About 97% of animals are ______________ they do not have a backbone
_________________ animals have a body temp. that is controlled by their environment.
__________________ have a body temp that is controlled internally.
Horns, antlers, and claws are structures for ______________
When an animal looks like another animal or plant.
________________ is a response to an increase in a mammals body temp.
A Canadian goose relocting in the winter is an example of this.
_____________________ is a response in which animals lose skin or fur.
_____________________ is a response that allows water to evaporate from an animals mouth and lungs.
During ______________________ an animals body system use much less energy.
__________________ or physical adaptations are body parts that allow an animal to survive in its environment.
______________________ adaptations are actions that allow an animal to survive in its environment

Habitats and Adaptations Crossword

Habitats and Adaptations Crossword
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the home of an organism
the role of an organism in an ecosystem
anything that controls the growth or survival of a population
the struggle among living things for food, water or other resources
a specific classification of a plant or animal that is not native to an ecosystem
any characteristic that helps an organism survive in its environment
______________ adaptations are adjustments to internal or external body parts
an adaptation by which an animal can hide by blending in with its surroundings
an adaptation in which one kind of organism has similar traits to another
_________________ adaptations are a way of acting that helps an organism survive in its environment
____________ behaviors are those that are developed through practice and experience

Evidence for Evolution Crossword

Evidence for Evolution Crossword
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the process by which living organisms are thought to have changed, developed, and diversed throughout earths history
any genetic change in a population that is inherited over several generations
the process where organisms adapt to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring
a characteristic of a species that enables the species to blend into their environment
an adaption that enables species to blend into their environment
when one species resembles another species in how it looks or behaves
disappearance of a species from the earth
the study of similarities and differences among structures of living species.
body parts of organisms that are similar in structure but have different functions
body parts with similar functions but have different underlying structures
body parts that have lost their original function through evolution
study of development from fertilization to birth
describes the difference between individuals in a population
how many varieties there are in a population

Natural Selection & Adaptations Crossword

Natural Selection & Adaptations Crossword
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a seasonal movement of animals
an inherited trait that helps an organism survive
the process by which species of organisms with traits best suited to their environment are most likely to survive and reproduce
the struggle among organisms for food and space
Even though whales, horses, and bats don't look anything like humans, we actually share a lot in common, like live births & warm-blooded. Scientists think its because we all share a common ___.
Charles Darwin traveled all over the world on this ship.
differences in traits in a population of organisms
traits can be passed down to offspring through genes
blending in with the environment
a characteristic of an organism
scientist who wrote "On the Origin of Species..."
Darwin famously described the adaptations of these island birds
Darwin observed adaptations on these islands
organisms develop adaptations that help them survive in their ____.
natural selection occurs over many _____.
amount of food, water, shelter, etc. that control populations
where variations come from
something an organism does
the way an organism is built
when an organism looks or behaves like another kind of organism
the deliberate breeding of plants or animals for desired traits
an adaptation that is INSIDE an organism's body
an adaptation that is OUTSIDE an organism's body
A part of some plants that grows underground. It is used as food (energy) storage for the plant during cold seasons.
An internal structure of a plant that resembles tubes. These structures transport water and nutrients from the plant's roots to its stem and leaves. (similar to circulatory systems of animals)
An internal structure of fish that allow them to survive underwater by taking in oxygen through the water.
how well an organism is suited to its environment
organisms produce more offspring than can survive in an environment
there must be a _____ to survive for selection
An explanation that has a large amount of scientific evidence to support it

Animal Kingdom Crossword

Animal Kingdom Crossword
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the largest group of invertebrates that have an exoskelton
invertebrates that live in damp places on land and breathe using either gills or lungs
invertebrates that have an exoskeleton and tube feet
invertebrates that have long, tube-like bodies that are divided into segments
invertebrates that live attached to a surface and has small holes in their bodies to filter water
skeleton is external
animal's with no backbone
endothermic vertebrates that have fur or hair and produce milk for their offspring
endothermic vertebrates that have a beak, two legs, and two wings
ectothermic vertebrates that live in or near water and have scales
ectothermic vertebrates that a can breathe their skin when they are in the water
vertebrates that live in the water and filter oxygen from the water through their gills
body temperature says about the same regardless of the temperature of their environment
body temperature that is close to that of their environment
skeleton is inside their bodies
animal with a backbone
made up of more than one cell

Animal Adaptations Crossword

Animal Adaptations Crossword
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When an animal looks like something else in its environment
A place where an animal raises its young and protects itself from the weather and enemies
How an animal's body or behavior helps it survive
A long journey animals make when seasons change
An animal goes into a deep winter sleep
A behavior an animal is born with (a spider knowing how to make a web)
A behavior that is taught (a lion teaching its cub how to hunt)
An animal's color that helps it blend into its environment
How an animal looks that helps it survive (a fish has fins to swim)
Something an animal does to help it survive (birds flying south in the winter)

Evolution Crossword Puzzle

Evolution Crossword Puzzle
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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
A process in which individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits.
Breeding organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring with identical traits.
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment
Process by which unrelated organisms independently evolve similarities when adapting to similar environments
A change in the allele frequency of a population as a result of chance events rather than natural selection.
Ability of an animal to look like another more harmful animal
A structural adaptation that enables an organism to blend in with its environment
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function

C5L2 Adaptation and Extinction Crossword

C5L2 Adaptation and Extinction Crossword
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Inherited helpful traits that increase an organisms chance of survival and reproduction in a particular environment.
When a species becomes extinct when all the individuals of a particular species die off.
Physical traits of the body that helps organisms survive and reproduce.
Humans and natural disasters have destroyed an organisms habitat.
Coloring that blends in with environment which makes organisms difficult to see.
The fewer number of individuals left in a species, the less genetic variations so fewer individuals lead to related creatures.
When one species looks like another species in order to deceive a predator.
Sometimes climate change happens so suddenly that a species doesn't have any members with genetic traits that allow survival let alone adaptations.
Patterns of action that help organisms survive and reproduce.
Humans introduces new species to an environment if there isn't consumer to keep that new species in check, it can outcompete the native species and take over.

Natural Selection Crossword

Natural Selection Crossword
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the period between the birth of one generation and the birth of the next generation
the formation of new species as a result of evolution
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do
a characteristic that improves an individuals ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment
a group of organisms that are closely related and can mate to produce fertile offsring
the process in which inherited characteristics within a population change over generations such that new species sometimes arise
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock
a historical sequence of life indicated by fossils found in layers of the earths crust
a genetically determined characteristic
the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits
any method of determining whether an event or object is older or younger than other events or object
any method of measuring the age of an object or event in years
the theory that explains how large pieces of the Earths outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and chage shape

Natural Selection and Adaptation Crossword

Natural Selection and Adaptation Crossword
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Any structure, such as a leg or an antenna, that grows out of an animals body
An inherited behavior that helps an organism survive
A key for the identification of organisms based on a series of choices between alternative characters
Those species that have been brought under human control and that have adapted to life with humans
A change in a species over time
When a species no longer has any living individuals
A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait
Response to Earth's gravity, as the growing of roots downward in the ground
A tendency to maintain a balanced or constant internal state; the regulation of any aspect of body chemistry, such as blood glucose, around a particular level
A plant's growth response to water; plant grows towards the water
A change from within an organism, such as hunger and thirst, that causes the organism to respond
A change in a gene or chromosome
Changes in genetic traits over many generations based on an organism's ability to survive and reproduce
Anything outside the body that can cause a response in an organism

Evolution Crossword

Evolution Crossword
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The sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species of a group of organisms
A process in which individuals that have certain traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits.
Organisms with specific traits in order to produce offspring’s with identical traits.
A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
Ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment
a sudden departure from the parent type in one or more heritable characteristics, caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome. an individual, species, or the like, resulting from such a departure
Form of relocation diffusion involving permanent move to a new location.
A change in the allele frequency of a population as a result of chance events rather than natural selection
-Ability of an animal to look like another more harmful animal.
A structural adaption that enables an organism to blend in with its environment
Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry
Structures that do not have a common evolutionary origin but are similar in function
Remnant of a structure that may have had an important function in a species ancestors, but has no clear function in the modern species
This person was born in 1809 and died in 1832. He wrote “ On The origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection”