Ch 7: Adaptation & Reproduction of Living Things

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Adaptation & Reproduction of Living Things - Chapter Summary

Our instructors introduce you to some of the famous behavioral scientists and naturalists and their work in this chapter. Lessons cover different animal adaptations, nocturnal animals and hibernation and why it's important to the survival of some animals. You'll also learn about plant reproduction, as well as sexual and asexual reproduction. This chapter helps get you ready to:

  • Describe how plants adapt to their surroundings
  • Explain how insects use adaptation for success
  • Discuss why migration is important for some animals

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10 Lessons in Chapter 7: Adaptation & Reproduction of Living Things
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Naturalists & Behavioral Scientists: Lesson for Kids

1. Naturalists & Behavioral Scientists: Lesson for Kids

Think about how much cool information there is out there about living things. Many of those facts can be accredited to naturalists and behavioral scientists. Come and learn more about what they do, and discover a few famous ones from history.

Plant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

2. Plant Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

Some plants have thorns to protect themselves and some plants eat insects for nourishment! This lesson will teach you about the unique adaptations plants have that allow them to survive being eaten or stay alive in harsh habitats.

Animal Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

3. Animal Adaptations: Lesson for Kids

If you've ever observed your own backyard or looked at books about animals, you've noticed there is a lot of diversity among animal species all over the world This is because of animal adaptations. Read on to explore more about the behavioral and physical traits of animals known as adaptations.

Insect Adaptation

4. Insect Adaptation

You may think of insects as pests, but they are amazing little creatures that have taken over the world! This lesson will outline the adaptations that have made insects so successful.

Facts About Nocturnal Animals: Lesson for Kids

5. Facts About Nocturnal Animals: Lesson for Kids

Animals who are awake at night and sleep during the day are called nocturnal. In this lesson, you will learn about nocturnal animals, including why they sleep during the day and where they live.

Hibernation Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

6. Hibernation Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Hibernation is a fascinating safety measure taken by animals to survive during cold winter months. In this lesson, you will learn about animals that hibernate, why hibernation is important and how it is done.

Migration Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

7. Migration Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Every year, some animals move from their homes to a new place and then move back home again. This is called migration, and while it's a lot of work, animals have good reasons for moving around. Continue on to learn more.

Plant Reproduction Lesson for Kids

8. Plant Reproduction Lesson for Kids

This lesson will teach you about plant reproduction. Each spring, flowering and non-flowering plants grow baby plants. In order for this to occur, plants must go through a process of plant reproduction. Let's take a closer look.

Sexual Reproduction Lesson for Kids

9. Sexual Reproduction Lesson for Kids

Sexual reproduction is what the human population relies on to avoid becoming endangered or even extinct. Come and learn about why we reproduce, how it works and how different animals engage in reproduction.

Asexual Reproduction Lesson for Kids

10. Asexual Reproduction Lesson for Kids

Some organisms can reproduce with only one parent. This type of reproduction is called asexual reproduction. It results in offspring that are exactly like the parent. Learn the different ways organisms can reproduce asexually.

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