Many flowers are brightly colored and sweet-smelling. This adaptation would be helpful to plants living in an environment that has —
insects the plant needs to attract.
animals that can eat the plant.
strong winds that move plant seeds.
enough rainfall to keep the plant strong.
Seals that live in the icy regions of the Arctic have adaptations to help them survive. Which adaptation helps keep them warm in cold water?
Flippers with long claws
Mouth full of sharp teeth
Narrow head with large eyes
Thick layer of fat called blubber
The long, thin needles of the pine tree help it survive in habitats without much sun or rain because this kind of leaf —
stays attached to the tree all year.
does not lose much water.
can’t collect a lot of sunlight.
has a pointed tip on the end.
This woodpecker has a hard, pointed beak. For what purpose is its beak best adapted?
Scooping fish from the water
Cracking large nuts and seeds
Digging insects out of tree bark
Collecting nectar from flowers
Golden-colored fur makes it easier for a lion to hunt prey in the dry grass of its habitat because the fur —
makes it hard for the lion to be seen.
helps the lion run farther and faster.
keeps the lion warm on cool nights.
allows the lion to look larger.
Which of the following would protect a plant from being eaten?
What structure on a rabbit helps it survive in a cold climate?
Having large eyes might help an organism survive in what type of environment?
Based on its adaptations, a mole cricket is best adapted to what living conditions?
Swimming in the ocean
Burrowing under ground
Climbing tall trees
Flying long distances
The anole lizard can change the color of its skin to match its surroundings. Changing its skin color —
allows the lizard to sleep at night.
helps the lizard find water and food.
keeps enemies from seeing the lizard.
warns animals to avoid the lizard.
Some plants, such as a cactus, are covered with sharp spines. How do these structures help the cactus survive?
They protect the cactus from animals that eat it.
They let the cactus get water from the ground.
They allow food to pass into the cactus stem.
They provide shade and shelter for the cactus.
The polar bear lives in cold, snowy environments. Which of the following characteristics of the polar bear is an adaptation to help keep it warm?
Sharp teeth and claws
Thick fur and layers of fat
Large paws and strong legs
White color and short tail
Anteaters eat mostly ants and termites that live in tall mounds made of dirt. Which part of an anteater’s body is most useful in getting food?
Short, stubby ears
Stiff, straw-like hair
A thick, powerful tail
A long, sticky tongue
Part of a cactus that helps shade and protect it
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Any characteristic that helps a plant or animal survive in its environment
Some animals survive the winter by slowing down their bodies
Which adaptation helps pelicans scoop up fish?
An owl can prey at night because of which adaptation?
Which animal’s foot is best adapted for catching and holding prey?