Environmental Changes & Adaptation in Organisms


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Which of the following could be a cause of environmental change?

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1. What is adaptation?

2. What is evolutionary rescue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Organisms often adapt to changes in the environment. This combination quiz and worksheet will help you measure your understanding of the different ways in which organisms may adapt. You will be asked questions about the causes of environmental change, and adaptation that changes a physical aspect of an organism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of adaptation
  • An adaptation that changes the behavior of an organism
  • Meaning of evolutionary rescue

Skills Practiced

These tools will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on environmental changes and organism adaptations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as adaptation and evolutionary rescue
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of environmental changes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of adaptations

Additional Learning

To explore how organisms adapt to change in more detail, study the lesson titled Environmental Changes & Adaptation in Organisms. These objectives will be covered:

  • Review what happens when a mutation is helpful
  • Examine specific examples of the types of adaptations
  • Understand how adaptations affect plants and animals