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3Unit 11 Living Thi

3rd Unit 11 Living Things

TermDefinition
life cycle The stages an organism, or living thing, goes through during its life.
germinate When a seed breaks open and a small plant grows out of it.
flower The part of some plants that enables them to reproduce.
reproduce Make more plants (or animals) that are similar to themselves.
cone Plants that do not have flowers have these instead. These plants are called conifers.
pollen A powder-like material involved in plant reproduction.
pollination Happens when pollen is moved from the male plant part to the female plant part.
spore Reproductive structures that can grow into a new plant.
metamorphosis A major change in the body form of an animal during its life cycle.
tadpole An immature frog that must live in water.
larva The stage between egg and pupa in complete metamorphosis of insects.
pupa The stage of complete metamorphosis in which an insect changes to an adult.
adaptation Trait or characteristic that helps an organism survive.
camouflage The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an organism that helps it blend in with its surrounds.
mimicry An adaptation in which a harmless animal looks like an animal that is poisonous or tastes bad, so that predators avoid it.
behavior The way that an organism usually acts in a certain situation.
instinct An inherited behavior of an animal that helps it meet its needs.
learned behavior A behavior that an animal doesn't begin life with but develops as a result of experience or by observing other animals.
migrate To travel from one place to another and back again.
hibernate To go into a deep sleep-like state for winter
complete metamorphosis egg, larva, pupa, adult
incomplete metamorphosis egg, nymph, adult
Created by: mbeisert