Biology - Adaptation - B1.4.1

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In order to survive and reproduce, what do organisms require?
a supply of materials from their surroundings and from the other living organisms there
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What do plants compete for?
light and space, and for water and nutrients from the soil
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What do animals compete for?
food, mates and territory
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What do organisms have to help them to survive?
adaptations suited to the environment in which they normally live
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What are extremophiles?
organisms that live in extreme environments such as high levels of salt, high temperatures or high pressures
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Give four means of adapting to dry and arctic environments for animals
changes to surface area, thickness of insulating coat, amount of body fat and camouflage
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How may plants survive in dry environments?
changes to surface area (particularly of leaves), water-storage tissues, extensive root systems
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Give three examples how animals and plants are adapted to cope with specific features
thorns, poisons and warning colours
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What do plants compete for?

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What do animals compete for?

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What do organisms have to help them to survive?

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