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Observation 4

March 12 Science

Growth To increase in size, age or development
Life Cycle The stages in an organisms life from birth to death
Stage A single step in a process
Egg The first stage in the life cycle of many organisms, including birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects
Larva The stage of Complete Metamorphosis during which an organism resembles a worm
Pupa The stage of Complete Metamorphosis during which the organism seems to be at rest, and new body parts are forming
Adult A fully grown organism that can reproduce
Nymph The stage of Incomplete Metamorphosis during which an insect eats and grows and resembles a smaller version of the adult
Complete Metamorphosis 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Incomplete Metamorphosis 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult
Organism A living thing
Species A group of organisms with similar characteristics that allow them to reproduce
Reproduce The act of making something new
Adapt To adjust oneself to different conditions
Niche The role an organism plays in its environment
Survive To stay alive
Camouflage characteristics that blend in with the surrounding environment to increase the chances of survival
Mimicry When an organism looks similar to another organism or its surroundings that gives it a better chance of survival
Migration A seasonal movement of animals from one place to another
Hibernation When an animal becomes still in an enclosed space and reduces bodily functions to save energy
Predator an organism that hunts an dfeeds on another organism
Prey an animal that is hunted for food
Habitat Place or environment in which an organism naturally lives
Inherited Traits Characteristics that are passed from parents to offspring during reproduction
Learned Behaviors Behaviors that develop form observation or instruction rather than being passed down by heredity
Offspring New organisms that come from parents that have reproduced
Trait Characteristic of an organism
Heredity Passing traits from parent to offspring during reproduction
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