This Animal Adaptations: Inherited vs. Acquired (Learned) Presentation is intended to help you explain the difference between inherited and acquired traits and adaptations, and to provide examples of each. There are also review questions at the end that can be done as a class to review what they learned. Also, after the review questions, there is an activity where students make a T chart and classify their own traits!
♦What is an adaptation?
♦What is a trait?
♦What does inherited mean?
♦What does acquired mean?
♦Inherited Physical Adaptations (explanation and example)
→More examples:camouflage, ear/teeth shapes, displays
♦Inherited Behavioral Adaptations (explanation and example)
→ More examples: migration, hibernation, taking care of young
♦Acquired Adaptations (explanation and example)
→More examples: bird songs, hunting in packs, watching for predators
♦Review on inherited vs. acquired
♦Review activity with T Chart and student traits
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