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  1. Life Boot Camp 5.10A#1 Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feed in aquatic animals

  2. STAAR 2013 #22; RC 4; Readiness1. Which two traits best help a cactus conserve water in the dry conditions of a West Texas desert ecosystem?F. Large flowers and sweet fruitG. Sweet fruit and sharp spinesH. Sharp spines and waxy stemsJ. Waxy stems and large flowers

  3. STAAR 2013 #22; RC 4; Readiness1. Which two traits best help a cactus conserve water in the dry conditions of a West Texas desert ecosystem?F. Large flowers and sweet fruitG. Sweet fruit and sharp spinesH. Sharp spines and waxy stemsJ. Waxy stems and large flowers

  4. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #132. Which group supplies food for other organisms?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  5. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #132. Which group supplies food for other organisms?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  6. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #143. Which group can live without water?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  7. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #143. Which group can live without water?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  8. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #154. Which group changes light energy into food energy?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  9. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #154. Which group changes light energy into food energy?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  10. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #165. Which group depends on other organisms as a food source?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  11. 2002 TAKS Information Booklet, #165. Which group depends on other organisms as a food source?A Producers onlyB Consumers onlyC Both producers and consumersD Neither producers nor consumers The chart shows some examples of producers and consumers.

  12. TAKS Study Guide, #116. Which bird has a beak that is best adapted for cracking seeds?

  13. TAKS Study Guide, #116. Which bird has a beak that is best adapted for cracking seeds?

  14. 2003—#28 (59%)7. The African baobab tree has a huge trunk that can store as much as 100 kiloliters of water. This adaptation would be an advantage in a climate that is very —F coldG dryH windyJ sunny

  15. 2003—#28 (59%)7. The African baobab tree has a huge trunk that can store as much as 100 kiloliters of water. This adaptation would be an advantage in a climate that is very —F coldG dryH windyJ sunny

  16. 2003—#10 (96%)8. Which part of a jackrabbit most helps it escape predators?F Long legsG Thick furH Short tailJ Small head

  17. 2003—#10 (96%)8. Which part of a jackrabbit most helps it escape predators?F Long legsG Thick furH Short tailJ Small head

  18. 2004—#11 (77%)9. Texas has more than 5,000 kilometers of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. Many families are able to visit the coast to have fun or just to relax. Many people have jobs and homes on or near the coast.As seagulls fly over the water, they sometimes dive into the water to catch prey. Which of these senses is useful to seagulls that feed in this manner?A SightB SmellC HearingD Touch

  19. 2004—#11 (77%)9. Texas has more than 5,000 kilometers of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. Many families are able to visit the coast to have fun or just to relax. Many people have jobs and homes on or near the coast.As seagulls fly over the water, they sometimes dive into the water to catch prey. Which of these senses is useful to seagulls that feed in this manner?A SightB SmellC HearingD Touch

  20. 2004—#26 (77%)10. Brightly colored flowers are most often pollinated by —F windG mammalsH rainfallJ insects

  21. 2004—#26 (77%)10. Brightly colored flowers are most often pollinated by —F windG mammalsH rainfallJ insects

  22. 2006—#16 (53%)11. The African clawed frog has many adaptations that help it survive. Which of these adaptations helps it survive changes in its environment?F The ability to see colorG The ability to detect wavesH The ability to burrowJThe ability to eat

  23. 2006—#16 (53%)11. The African clawed frog has many adaptations that help it survive. Which of these adaptations helps it survive changes in its environment?F The ability to see colorG The ability to detect wavesH The ability to burrowJThe ability to eat

  24. 2006—#39 (90%)12. All of the characteristics listed above are useful for gathering food EXCEPT —A 1B 2C 3D 4

  25. 2006—#39 (90%)12. All of the characteristics listed above are useful for gathering food EXCEPT —A 1B 2C 3D 4

  26. 2008 Release Items, Objective 2, #113. Horses are herbivores. Their teeth crush and grind plants. Which picture best represents the lower teeth of a horse?

  27. 2008 Release Items, Objective 2, #113. Horses are herbivores. Their teeth crush and grind plants. Which picture best represents the lower teeth of a horse?

  28. 2009—#33 (88%)14. Which of the following animal features most helps the animal move around in its habitat?A A bird’s sharp beakB A cow’s tailC A sea turtle’s flippersD A black bear’s fur

  29. 2009—#33 (88%)14. Which of the following animal features most helps the animal move around in its habitat?A A bird’s sharp beakB A cow’s tailC A sea turtle’s flippersD A black bear’s fur

  30. 15. Plants produce their own food. In which part of the plant is most of its food produced?A LeafB FruitC StemD Root

  31. 15. Plants produce their own food. In which part of the plant is most of its food produced?A LeafB FruitC StemD Root

  32. 16. Which of the following best explains how stems transport water to other parts of the plant? A Through a chemical called chlorophyll B By using photosynthesis C Through a system of tubes D By converting water to food

  33. 16. Which of the following best explains how stems transport water to other parts of the plant? A Through a chemical called chlorophyll B By using photosynthesis C Through a system of tubes D By converting water to food

  34. 17. The two structures most plants use to gather nutrients and energy to live are—ARoots and leavesB Roots and flowersC Stems and rootsD Stems and leaves

  35. 17. The two structures most plants use to gather nutrients and energy to live are—ARoots and leavesB Roots and flowersC Stems and rootsD Stems and leaves

  36. The diagram below shows the seed of a maple tree.18. How is this seed MOST LIKELY dispersed (spread)?A It is carried by the wind.B It floats in moving water.C It passes through an animal’s digestive system.D It sticks to an animal’s fur.

  37. The diagram below shows the seed of a maple tree.18. How is this seed MOST LIKELY dispersed (spread)?A It is carried by the wind.B It floats in moving water.C It passes through an animal’s digestive system.D It sticks to an animal’s fur.

  38. 19. What do plants take in through their root systems?F LightG WaterH Carbon dioxideJ Oxygen

  39. 19. What do plants take in through their root systems?F LightG WaterH Carbon dioxideJ Oxygen

  40. 20. What is the main function of a plant’s roots?A To protect the plant from consumersB To absorb water and minerals from soilC To remove waste products from its stemD To take in food for the leaves of the plant

  41. 20. What is the main function of a plant’s roots?A To protect the plant from consumersB To absorb water and minerals from soilC To remove waste products from its stemD To take in food for the leaves of the plant

  42. 21. The different parts of green plants work together to produce their own food from materials in the environment. How do plant parts work together to produce the food necessary for growth and survival?A Leaves absorb sunlight and minerals from the air. Roots absorb water and use nutrients from the soil to make food.B Leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the air and use sunlight to make food. Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil.C Leaves absorb oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. Roots absorb water and use sunlight to make food.D Leaves use sunlight to convert oxygen and nutrients into food. Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil.

  43. 21. The different parts of green plants work together to produce their own food from materials in the environment. How do plant parts work together to produce the food necessary for growth and survival?A Leaves absorb sunlight and minerals from the air. Roots absorb water and use nutrients from the soil to make food.B Leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the air and use sunlight to make food. Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil.C Leaves absorb oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. Roots absorb water and use sunlight to make food.D Leaves use sunlight to convert oxygen and nutrients into food. Roots absorb water and nutrients from the soil.

  44. 22. A girl found the skull of an animal. She did not know what the animal was, but she was sure that it preyed on other animals for its food. Which clue led to her conclusion?A The eye sockets faced sideways.B The skull was much longer than it was wide.C There was a projecting ridge on the front of the skull.D Four of the teeth were long and pointed.

  45. 22. A girl found the skull of an animal. She did not know what the animal was, but she was sure that it preyed on other animals for its food. Which clue led to her conclusion?A The eye sockets faced sideways.B The skull was much longer than it was wide.C There was a projecting ridge on the front of the skull.D Four of the teeth were long and pointed.

  46. 23. Why would fewer bees come to a plant if the petals of its flowers were removed?A There would not be any nectar in the flowers.B The bees would not be attracted to the flowers.C The bees would not have a spot to land while sipping nectar.D The bees would not be able to leave their scent on the flowers.

  47. 23. Why would fewer bees come to a plant if the petals of its flowers were removed?A There would not be any nectar in the flowers.B The bees would not be attracted to the flowers.C The bees would not have a spot to land while sipping nectar.D The bees would not be able to leave their scent on the flowers.

  48. 24. Peach trees have sweet-smelling blossoms and produce rich fruit. What is the main reason peach blossoms have a sweet smell?A To attract bees for pollinationsB To create flower arrangementsC To protect the tree from diseaseD To feed migratory birds

  49. 24. Peach trees have sweet-smelling blossoms and produce rich fruit. What is the main reason peach blossoms have a sweet smell?A To attract bees for pollinationsB To create flower arrangementsC To protect the tree from diseaseD To feed migratory birds

  50. 25. A niche is the role played by an organism in the natural world. Some animals like the red squirrel pictured above are spreaders. They gather and store seeds, acorns and berries. Which statement below best describes the niche of a red squirrel? AA red squirrel lives in trees in deciduous forests.B A squirrel’s body serves as a host to ticks and fleas.C A squirrel scatters seeds that can grow to new plants.D A red squirrel helps control the insect population.