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Animal Food

7th Grade PBIS Animals in Action Learning Set 2

TermDefinition
herbivore an organism that eats only plants
carnivore an organism that obtains its food only from other animals
omnivore an organism that will feed on many different kinds of food, including both plants and animals
forage to search for something, especially food and supplies
forager an organism that searches for food
predator an organism that hunts and kills other organisms
Investigation Expo a presentation of the procedure, results, and interpretations of results of an investigation
termite an insect similar to an ant that lives in large colonies; termites feed on wood and can damage wooden structures
collaborate to work together
nectar a sugary liquid produced by plants
pollen small, powdery grains that contain the male sex cells in seed plants
model a way of representing something in the world in order to learn more about
colony a group of similar organisms living or growing together
larvae the newly hatched form of an insect
receptor cells the cells that receive information from the world and send it to the brain
ultraviolet (UV) light a kind of light not visible to the human eye
electromagnetic radiation a wave that travels through space and carries energy
electromagnetic spectrum the range of wavelengths emitted by the Sun
visible spectrum the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be seen by the human eye
retina a membrane sensitive to light that lines the back portion of the inside of the eye
rod type of cell found in the retina; each rod is sensitive to low levels of light, but cannot see colors
cone type of cell found in the retina; each cone is sensitive to one color: red, green, or blue
reproduce to produce offspring
pollination transfer of pollen (male sex cells) from an anther to a stigma of a flower
fertilize in biology, to unite male and female sex cells to form a new organism
pollinator an insect or other animal that carries pollen from one flower to another
mutualism relationship between organisms of two different species in which each member benefits
angiosperm one of the major groups of modern flowering plants; they produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers
carpel/ pistil the female reproductive organ of a flower; may be made up of a single carpel, or of two or more carpels united
stigma the top part of the carpel where the pollen is deposited
style in plants, the slender, tube-like part of the carpel
ovary in a plant, the enlarged part at the base of the carpel that contains ovules, or eggs
ovule a tiny, egg-like structure in flowering plants that develops into a seed after fertilization
stamen the male reproductive structure of a flower; consists of the anthers, which produce pollen, and of a slender filament
sepals green, leaf-like parts of a flower found outside the petals
corolla the collection of the colored petals of a flower
receptacle the base of a flower to which the flower parts are attached
pollen tube the slender tube formed by pollen grains to reach and fertilize the ovules
joint the place where two bones come together
movable joint joints that move freely
lever a simple machine made up of a rigid bar and fulcrum, or pivot point
effort force the force applies to a lever
load the object being moved, or that resists, the motion of the lever
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