Presentation on theme: "Inherited Traits and Adaptive Characteristics"— Presentation transcript:
1 Inherited Traits and Adaptive Characteristics Life ScienceLesson 2TEKS: 5.9A, 5.9C, 5.10A, 5.10B
2 Rabbit Rose Traits Organism has red petals. Organism has thorny stems Organism has fur.Organism has long feet.Organism has long ears.Organism has short tail.Organism has long front teeth for cutting grass.Organism is smaller than a beach ball.Organism has red petals.Organism has thorny stemsOrganism has a sweet smell.Organism has medium sized leaves.RabbitRose
3 Inherited traits Passed down from parent. Examples: eye color, hair (color, texture, curly, straight),right handed/ left handed, tongue rolling, ear lobes
4 Change or Die Some traits help an organism survive in its environment. When the environment changes, organisms must try to adapt or change.When an organism cannot adapt to changes in its environment it may parish or die.
5 Organisms’ Behaviors Instinctive: born knowing how to do something Examples: plants grow toward sunlight, newborn animals know how to cry for foodLearned: taught or develops through experienceExamples: Coyote learns not to mess with a skunk or avoids cactus plants.**All plant behaviorsare instinctive
6 Vocabulary Traits: characteristics of an organism Inherited traits: characteristics passed down from parents to offspringOffspring: childrenAdapt: changePerish: die
7 VocabularyAdaptation: a change an organism undergoes in order to surviveReproduce: to make offspringInstinctive behaviors: behaviors that are inheritedLearned behaviors: behaviors that are learned