Adaptation

This lesson looks at resources that organisms compete for, how they are adapted to their environment and why their adaptations help them to survive.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the correct definition of classification?

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Q2.Which is the correct order of classification?

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Q3.Which category (from above) in this classification is the largest?

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Q4.Who devised this system of classification?

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Q5.Which kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

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Q6.The trout, duck, crocodile, water vole and frog are all chordates. Which of the following is a feature that partly defines these members of the chordate phylum?

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Q7.The five groups of chordates are:

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Q8.Which is of following groups is the chicken NOT in?

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Q9.What is the main difference between mammals and birds?

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Q10.In what way are amphibians different from reptiles and fish?

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Q11.Which of the five chordate groups does a bat fall into?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the correct definition of classification?

1/11

Q2.Which is the correct order of classification?

2/11

Q3.Which category (from above) in this classification is the largest?

3/11

Q4.Who devised this system of classification?

4/11

Q5.Which kingdom do mushrooms belong to?

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Q6.The trout, duck, crocodile, water vole and frog are all chordates. Which of the following is a feature that partly defines these members of the chordate phylum?

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Q7.The five groups of chordates are:

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Q8.Which is of following groups is the chicken NOT in?

8/11

Q9.What is the main difference between mammals and birds?

9/11

Q10.In what way are amphibians different from reptiles and fish?

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Q11.Which of the five chordate groups does a bat fall into?

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Quiz:

Adaptation

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which is the most correct statement for competition?

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Q2.Which two organisms in the food web compete for food? [Credit: Matthew C. Perry, US Geological Survey, Wikimedia Commons]

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Q3.The images show water lily growing in a pond [Credit: Pixabay]. Waterweeds are at the surface of the pond. Why does waterweed not grow underneath the water lily?

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Q4.A polar bear is adapted to live in the arctic. Which of the following is NOT true?

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Q5.A cactus is adapted to survive in desert conditions. Which of the following is NOT true?

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Q6.A curlew is a bird that feeds on small animals which live in mud by the sea. It lays spotted eggs in a nest on the ground. Which adaptation helps the curlew to walk in shallow water?

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Q7.Which is the best explanation as to why cat fleas have a pointed mouth?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Adaptation

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Which is the most correct statement for competition?

1/7

Q2.Which two organisms in the food web compete for food? [Credit: Matthew C. Perry, US Geological Survey, Wikimedia Commons]

2/7

Q3.The images show water lily growing in a pond [Credit: Pixabay]. Waterweeds are at the surface of the pond. Why does waterweed not grow underneath the water lily?

3/7

Q4.A polar bear is adapted to live in the arctic. Which of the following is NOT true?

4/7

Q5.A cactus is adapted to survive in desert conditions. Which of the following is NOT true?

5/7

Q6.A curlew is a bird that feeds on small animals which live in mud by the sea. It lays spotted eggs in a nest on the ground. Which adaptation helps the curlew to walk in shallow water?

6/7

Q7.Which is the best explanation as to why cat fleas have a pointed mouth?

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Lesson summary: Adaptation

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