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Science 5

Chapter Check 1 Section B - Vocabulary

science a search for the laws of nature and for ways to use them for the benefit of mankind
pollen the yellow "dust" that flowers use in producing seeds
nectar a sweet liquid made by flowers in order to attract insects
hibernate to sleep through the winter
migrate to move from one place to another with the changing seasons
predator an animal that feeds upon other living animals
larva an immature insect that does not look like the adult
mimicry the close resemblance of one plant or animal to another for some purpose
food chain a series of plants and animals, each depending on the next for food; almost always begins with a green plant
invertebrate an animals without a backbone
camouflage the ability to blend in with the background
ovipositor an egg-laying body part
maggots larvae of flies
goldenrod a flowering plant (composite) that is often mistaken for ragweed; does not cause pollinosis (hay fever)
composite the largest family of flowering plants; means "made of many parts"