Misconception ENM029:

Except for differences between males and females, and between young and old, all organisms of the same species look and act the same (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception ENM029
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EN022002

If the type of seed available to a population of birds changes, the individual birds with the beak best equipped for eating the new type of seed are more likely to survive and reproduce than the others.

18%

EN021002

When a change occurs in the environment, the individuals that have traits that are better suited for the changed environment would be more likely to survive and reproduce.

18%

EN045002

Individuals of the same species may differ in their inherited traits, and these differences may affect their relative success in survival and reproduction.

17%

EN023001

When a new predator is introduced into a population of lizards, the individual lizards with the traits that best help them avoid the predator are more likely to survive and reproduce than the others.

15%

EN039002

Individual members of a species can vary in their ability to find food and to reproduce.

13%

EN041002

Individual members of a species can vary in their ability to find food and to avoid predators.

12%

EN034003

Some organisms survive and others die as the environment changes; this changes the proportion of organisms with certain traits in that population.

11%

EN034002

Some organisms survive and others die as the environment changes; this changes the percent of organisms with certain traits in that population.

9%

EN026002

A population can differ from its ancestors because an environmental change can affect which inherited traits are most helpful and, therefore, which individuals are more likely to survive and reproduce.

9%