Game Vocabulary

It may be useful to go over vocabulary in the game before having students play. Some useful vocabulary terms include:

the action or process of adapting or being adapted; a change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment

Animal Eating Habits

  • Carnivore
    an animal that feeds on flesh (eats other animals)
  • Herbivore
    an animal that feeds on plants
  • Omnivore
    an animal that eats food of both plant and animal origin

the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth

the state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct

Natural selection
the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring

Tree of life
an imaginary branching, treelike structure representing the evolutionary divergence of all living creatures

a different or distinct form or version of something; the occurrence of an organism in more than one distinct color or form