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Science U4 L4

Animal Life Cycles

The length of time an organism can usually live in the wild Life span
The process in which organisms undergo four growth stages including 1) egg, 2) larva, 3) pupa, and 4) adult (i.e. butterflies) Complete metamorphosis
This happens when the life cycle of a living thing does not include the pupa growth stage (i.e. grasshoppers, termites) Incomplete metamorphosis
When an animal sheds its outer skeleton and grows a new one Molting
A form of reproduction in living organisms in which new individuals form from outgrowths (buds) on the bodies of mature organisms (i.e. hydra) Budding
An exact copy of its parent Clone
The type of reproduction that requires cells from TWO parents Fertilization
The passing of traits that are identical to those of its parent Heredity
A set of actions that parents pass on to their offspring; actions that a living thing is born with and does not need to learn (i.e. blinking) Inherited behavior
A way of acting that a living thing does not have to learn; acting without having to think about it (i.e. birds build nests) Instinct
The change in behavior as a result of practice, training, or experience (i.e. reading, riding a bike) Learned behavior
Name the 4 stages of complete metamorphosis 1) egg 2) larva 3) pupa 4) adult
Created by: Mrs. Littlefield