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1

When we say organisms are in competition with one another. What are they competing for?

Resources

2

Which resources doe animals compete for?

Food

Water

Territory (space)

Mates

3

Which resources do plants compete for?

Water

Light

Space

Minerals from soil

4

What is meant by an adaptation?

Characteristics that allow an organisms to be successful and survive.

5

List some of the adpatations of a successful predator

Good eyesight

Good hearing

Fast

Sharp claws

6

List some of the adaptations of successful prey

Good eyesight

Good hearing

Fast

Horns

7

What is a predator?

And animal that eats other animals to survive.

8

What is a prey?

An animal that is eaten by predators.

9

Describe desert habitat condtions

Hot

Dry

Cold nights

10

Identify the adaptations of the oryx that allow it to survive in the desert.

Identify the adaptations of the oryx that allow it to survive in the desert.

11

Identify the adaptations of a cactus that allow it to survive in the desert.

  • Waxy layer to reduce water loss.
  • Thick stems to store water.
  • Long roots to collect water form a large area.
  • Spines instead of leaves - reduces water loss.

12

What are the advantage of being a nocturnal animal.

It reduces competition with other animals for resources.