Compare and contrast how animals use physical and behavioral adaptations to survive Make a Copy

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animals 3 grade 4 grade biology English


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Standards addressed:

  • Give examples of methods that animals use to gather and store food, find shelter, defend themselves, and rear young. 
  • Describe and explain the terms camouflage, mimicry, hibernation, migration, dormancy, instinct, and learned behavior. 
  • Explain how an animal’s behavioral adaptations help it live in its specific habitat. 
  • Distinguish between physical and behavioral adaptations of animals. 
  • Compare the physical characteristics of animals, and explain how the animals are adapted to a certain environment. 
  • Compare and contrast instinct and learned behavior.

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