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TermDefinition
biologist a scientist who studies living things
observe use one of the five senses to gather information about an object or phenomenon
criteria goals that must be satisfied to successfully achieve a challenge
constraints factors that limit how you can achieve a challenge
data recorded measurements or observations
ethologist a biologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural environment
ethogram a table used to record observations of animal behavior
trend something that occurs over and over again
reliable data data that is the same when collected many times or by different people
interpretation an explanation or establishment of the meaning or significance of something
explanation a statement that connects a claim to evidence and science knowledge
valid well-grounded or justifiable
behavior an animal’s response to its environment
adaptation a special trait that allows an animal to survive in its environment
species all of the living things of one distinct kind with common characteristics, such as dogs
instinctive behavior a behavior an animal is born with
learned behavior a behavior that comes from teaching or experience
metabolism the combination of chemical reactions through which an organism builds up or breaks down materials converting energy to carry out its life processes
roosts communal resting places, mostly for a single species of birds
homeostasis the maintenance of stable internal conditions in an organism
Created by: Rosiebigfoot