Access Student Page (includes Focus Words list and slides for the unit)survival
noun – the state of continuing to live due to being well adapted
Why might darker moths have a greater survival rate during a period of heavy pollution?
adjective – without a particular order or method
Janay reached into the raffle ticket box, drew out a ticket at random, and won. Was that fair? Explain.
noun – the production of offspring
How might wolves’ reproduction rates be affected by an increase in the bison population?
noun – a process where certain organisms live more successfully
Explain how selection might cause iguanas that live on rocks at the seashore to have longer claws.
noun – the process by which living things slowly change from earlier forms
Think of an animal with an unusual trait. How might evolution explain the development of this trait?
noun – a group of living things capable of breeding and exchanging genes
Do you think there are more insect species or mammal species? How could you find out?
noun – a change where a species becomes better fit for a certain environment
Due to adaptation, sea otters have very dense fur to keep warm in cold ocean water. Can you think of an animal adaptation related to color?
noun – compatibility for a certain environment
What qualities demonstrate the fitness of fish for living under water?
verb – to mate for reproduction
Do you think people are justified in breeding dogs even though many strays end up in shelters? Why or why not?