Adaptation for Survival

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1. What is a thermophile?

  • Organisms that have specially adapted enzymes that do not denature and so work at very high temperatures.
  • Organisms that have specially adapted enzymes that do not denature and so work at very low temperatures.
  • Animals that have specially adapted organs that do not die and so work at very high temperatures.
  • Animals that have specially adapted organs that do not die and so work at very low temperatures.
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2. Where do you loose the most body heat through?

  • Sleeping
  • Breathing in and out
  • Body surface (mainly skin)
  • Exercising excessively

3. Why is it important seeds are spread far away from the parent plant?

  • So that the parent plant cannot take away most of the water, nutrients and light.
  • So that the offspring can find a new place to develop adaptations and survive there.
  • So that the parent plant has no chances in killing the offspring.
  • Because parent plants want the offspring to take a look at the wider world.

4. What makes a successful competitor amongst animals?

  • Having adaptations to the environment they live in.
  • Having good genes so that they can survive easily.
  • Having a good immune system so no diseases affect them.
  • Being popular amongst other animals so they know not to mess with them.

5. In which parts can a plant store its water?

  • Stems
  • The ground they reside in
  • Petals
  • Seeds

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