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GSE Grade 5 - Life Science S5L2- Diagnostic Inherited/Acquired Behaviors

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Grade 5
Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

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Grade 5
Science
Georgia Standards of Excellence

S5L2a
S5L2b

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  • Q1
    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?
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    Having sharp claws
    Having a long, bushy tail
    Building a nest each spring
    Taking food from people
    30s
    S5L2a
  • Q2
    Crayfish live in water and often hide under rocks or plants. They come out to look for food and will eat both plants and animals. Which of these is a trait that a crayfish most likely inherits from its parents?
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    The amount of food it eats each day
    The type of plants in its habitat
    The average distance it travels each day
    The number of legs it has
    30s
    S5L2a
  • Q3
    Which of these is a learned behavior of a dog?
    Chewing on a bone
    Begging for food
    Panting on a hot day
    Drinking water
    30s
    S5L2a
  • Q4
    A farmer keeps bees to pollinate crops. The farmer makes several observations about the bees. Which of these observations describes a learned behavior?
    Bees have dark eyes and black-and-yellow stripes.
    Bees make return trips to drink sugar water from a bowl placed 40 meters from their hive.
    Bees will sting when threatened or disturbed.
    Bees produce honey from the nectar they collect.
    30s
    S5L2a
  • Q5
    Which of these is a behavior that a person learns rather than inherits?
    Swallowing a sweet liquid
    Having a pleasant dream
    Digesting a chocolate-covered strawberry
    Identifying the scent of a rose
    30s
    S5L2a
  • Q6
    Matt is a tall, eleven-year-old boy. He has a scar on his right cheek. He is intelligent and an excellent drummer. Which of his traits did he MOST LIKELY inherit?
    his intelligence
    his scar on his right cheek
    his ability to play the drums
    his height
    30s
    S5L2b
  • Q7
    Which are examples of inherited traits?
    fingerprints
    specific beliefs
    nose shape
    memories
    30s
    S5L2b
  • Q8
    Which is a characteristic of a dog that is MOST LIKELY a result of its environment?
    its ability to see in the dark
    its length of ears
    its color
    its food preference
    30s
    S5L2b
  • Q9
    Which trait do children MOST LIKELY inherit from their parents?
    shape of earlobes
    language
    musical ability
    personality
    30s
    S5L2b
  • Q10
    Which trait is an acquired trait?
    height
    scar on the arm
    dimples
    eye color
    30s
    S5L2b

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