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  1. Life Boot Camp 5.10B Differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak, and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle.

  2. STAAR 2013 #13; RC 4; Readiness; 5.2D1. Fox squirrels live in the trees of city parks throughout Texas. Each spring they build nests of twigs and leaves in the tops of the trees. Fox squirrels are often found near park benches, waiting to be fed by visitors. For fox squirrels, which of these is a learned behavior?A. Building a nest each springB. Taking food from peopleC. Having a long, bushy tailD. Having sharp claws

  3. STAAR 2013 #13; RC 4; Readiness; 5.2D1. Fox squirrels live in the trees of city parks throughout Texas. Each spring they build nests of twigs and leaves in the tops of the trees. Fox squirrels are often found near park benches, waiting to be fed by visitors. For fox squirrels, which of these is a learned behavior?A. Building a nest each springB. Taking food from peopleC. Having a long, bushy tailD. Having sharp claws

  4. STAAR 2013 #39; RC 4; Readiness2. Crayfish live in water and often hide under rocks or plants. They come out to look for food and will eat both plants & animals. Which of these is a trait that a crayfish most likely inherits from his parents?A. The average distance it travels each dayB. The number of legs it hasC. The amount of food it eats each dayD. They type of plants in its habitat

  5. STAAR 2013 #39; RC 4; Readiness2. Crayfish live in water and often hide under rocks or plants. They come out to look for food and will eat both plants & animals. Which of these is a trait that a crayfish most likely inherits from his parents?A. The average distance it travels each dayB. The number of legs it hasC. The amount of food it eats each dayD. They type of plants in its habitat

  6. 3. Coyotes learn some of their behaviors as they move around in their environment. Which behavior is most likely learned?A RunningB Drinking waterC Avoiding cactiDSleeping 2004 TAKS Information Booklet, #6

  7. 3. Coyotes learn some of their behaviors as they move around in their environment. Which behavior is most likely learned?A RunningB Drinking waterC Avoiding cactiDSleeping 2004 TAKS Information Booklet, #6

  8. TAKS 2003—#23 (82%)4. Raccoons living in cities have learned to open lids of garbage cans. This is an example of an animal —A adapting to its environmentB inheriting the ability to change its dietC being tamed by humansD becoming a plant eater

  9. TAKS 2003—#23 (82%)4. Raccoons living in cities have learned to open lids of garbage cans. This is an example of an animal —A adapting to its environmentB inheriting the ability to change its dietC being tamed by humansD becoming a plant eater

  10. TAKS 2004—#17 (89%)5. Which of these is an example of a learned behavior?

  11. TAKS 2004—#17 (89%)5. Which of these is an example of a learned behavior?

  12. TAKS 2009—#39 (86%)6. Crows are found throughout many parts of the world. They are black birds with excellent hearing. In the wild they live for six to seven years. Some crows in Japan open hard-shelled nuts by dropping them in front of moving cars. Which of these is a learned behavior?A Having excellent hearingB Living six to seven yearsC Dropping nuts in front of carsD Having black feathers

  13. TAKS 2009—#39 (86%)6. Crows are found throughout many parts of the world. They are black birds with excellent hearing. In the wild they live for six to seven years. Some crows in Japan open hard-shelled nuts by dropping them in front of moving cars. Which of these is a learned behavior?A Having excellent hearingB Living six to seven yearsC Dropping nuts in front of carsD Having black feathers

  14. 7. Which of the following is most likely a learned behavior?AA lizard warming itself in the heat of the sunB A cat running to the kitchen at the sound of a can openerC Butterflies migrating from Canada to Mexico each yearD A caterpillar feeding on a milkweed plant

  15. 7. Which of the following is most likely a learned behavior?AA lizard warming itself in the heat of the sunB A cat running to the kitchen at the sound of a can openerC Butterflies migrating from Canada to Mexico each yearD A caterpillar feeding on a milkweed plant

  16. 8. Every day a rancher feeds his new horses in the barn at 5:00 p.m. Soon, the horses start heading for the barn at about 4:55 p.m. This behavior is an example of A an instinctB an inherited behaviorC a migration patternD a learned behavior

  17. 8. Every day a rancher feeds his new horses in the barn at 5:00 p.m. Soon, the horses start heading for the barn at about 4:55 p.m. This behavior is an example of A an instinctB an inherited behaviorC a migration patternD a learned behavior

  18. 9. Bears in Yellowstone Park have become accustomed to people being around. The bears often look for food in garbage cans. This is an example of—A an inherited traitB a learned behaviorC trial and errorD imprinting

  19. 9. Bears in Yellowstone Park have become accustomed to people being around. The bears often look for food in garbage cans. This is an example of—A an inherited traitB a learned behaviorC trial and errorD imprinting

  20. 10. Which characteristic listed below is inherited rather than learned?A Telling a jokeB Saluting the flagC Having green eyesD Riding a bicycle

  21. 10. Which characteristic listed below is inherited rather than learned?A Telling a jokeB Saluting the flagC Having green eyesD Riding a bicycle

  22. 11. Which behavior is an example of an animal adapting to a change in the environment?A A squirrel climbing a treeB A rabbit feeding its youngC A frog eating an insectD A bird migrating south

  23. 11. Which behavior is an example of an animal adaptingto a change in the environment?A A squirrel climbing a treeB A rabbit feeding its youngC A frog eating an insectD A bird migrating south

  24. 12. The picture below shows some caddis fly larvae. These larvae cover themselves with small twigs and pebbles. What is the advantage of this behavior?A They can eat the twigs.B They are hidden from predators.C They can crawl on the bottom of creeks.D They are able to keep warm

  25. 12. The picture below shows some caddis fly larvae. These larvae cover themselves with small twigs and pebbles. What is the advantage of this behavior?A They can eat the twigs.B They are hidden from predators.C They can crawl on the bottom of creeks.D They are able to keep warm

  26. 13. Which of the following is an example of a learned behavior in animals?A A lizard avoids certain beetles that taste bad.B A baby breathes just after being born.C Fish swim together in groups called schools.D A baby chick cracks open its egg shell.

  27. 13. Which of the following is an example of a learned behavior in animals?A A lizard avoids certain beetles that taste bad.B A baby breathes just after being born.C Fish swim together in groups called schools.D A baby chick cracks open its egg shell.

  28. 14. Which is a learned behavior?A Being colorblindB Riding a bicycleC Having large handsD Having brown hair

  29. 14. Which is a learned behavior?A Being colorblindB Riding a bicycleC Having large handsD Having brown hair

  30. 15. Which of the following characteristics are you most likely to inherit from a parent?AWeightB TemperC Eye colorD Food preferences

  31. 15. Which of the following characteristics are you most likely to inherit from a parent?AWeightB TemperC Eye colorD Food preferences

  32. 16. Which animal below looked MOST like its parents when it hatched?

  33. 16. Which animal below looked MOST like its parents when it hatched?

  34. 17. Which of the these is MOST likely a behavior of tame animals that is different from wild animals?AMoving to a warmer climate in winterB Eating out of the hands of humansC Hunting for their own foodD Staying away from people

  35. 17. Which of the these is MOST likely a behavior of tame animals that is different from wild animals?AMoving to a warmer climate in winterB Eating out of the hands of humansC Hunting for their own foodD Staying away from people

  36. 18. Which characteristic can a puppy inherit from its parents?A Muddy pawsB Spotted furC Broken footD Scar on face

  37. 18. Which characteristic can a puppy inherit from its parents?A Muddy pawsB Spotted furC Broken footD Scar on face

  38. 19. The spider’s ability to spin silk is—A an acquired traitB an inherited traitC a life cycle stageD a learned behavior

  39. 19. The spider’s ability to spin silk is—A an acquired traitB an inherited traitC a life cycle stageD a learned behavior

  40. 20. Which example is a physical feature that is passed on to offspring?ATalkingB WalkingC Sharp beak D Loose tooth

  41. 20. Which example is a physical feature that is passed on to offspring?ATalkingB WalkingC Sharp beak D Loose tooth

  42. 21. Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach and then return to the sea. Tiny turtles hatch from the eggs and find their way to the ocean waters. This is an example of—Aa learned behaviorB an instinctC camouflageD mimicry

  43. 21. Loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beach and then return to the sea. Tiny turtles hatch from the eggs and find their way to the ocean waters. This is an example of—Aa learned behaviorB an instinctC camouflageD mimicry

  44. 22. Smelts are fish that lay their eggs in the sand on beaches. When the eggs hatch, the babies know to go to the water. This is an example of—AinstinctB hibernationC camouflageD learned behavior

  45. 22. Smelts are fish that lay their eggs in the sand on beaches. When the eggs hatch, the babies know to go to the water. This is an example of—AinstinctB hibernationC camouflageD learned behavior

  46. 23. Which of the following characteristics is LEAST likely to be passed from a mother to her daughter?A Hair colorB Eye colorC Skin colorD Favorite color

  47. 23. Which of the following characteristics is LEAST likely to be passed from a mother to her daughter?A Hair colorB Eye colorC Skin colorD Favorite color

  48. 24. Which of the following behaviors was probably inherited?AA child riding a bike to schoolB A young bear going to campsites to find foodC A baby horse taking its first breathD A young chimpanzee making a tool to catch termites

  49. 24. Which of the following behaviors was probably inherited?AA child riding a bike to schoolB A young bear going to campsites to find foodC A baby horse taking its first breathD A young chimpanzee making a tool to catch termites

  50. 25. Some birds fly south in the fall and return north in the spring. This is an example of— AmigrationB hibernationC camouflageD growth