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Ultimate Vocab Stack

cell The basic unit of structure and function in all living things
organism A living thing
nucleus The brain of the cell
cell membrane Surrounding of the plant cell
cell wall Supports and protects a plant cell
cytoplasm A jellylike substance containing chemicals that help the cell stay healthy
chloroplast Makes food for cell
multi-cell organism An organism that has more than one cell
single-cell organism A celled organism
microorganism An organism that is too small to be seen with the unaided eye
chromosome A threadlike structure in the nucleus, made up of DNA
inherited trait A characteristic passed from parents to their off spring
dominant trait A trait that appears even if an organism has only one factor for the trait
recessive trait A trait that appears only if an organism has two factors for the trait
gene The part of a chromosome that contains the DNA code for an inherited trait
instinct A behavior that an organism inherits
learned behavior A behavior that an animal acquires through experience
classification The process of grouping similar things together
kingdom A major, large group of similar organisms
species A single kind of organism that reproduce can among its own kind
vertebrate An animal with a backbone
invertebrate An animal without a backbone
mammal An animal that gives live birth and has hair and warm blooded
bird An animal that has wings and lays eggs and has feathers
reptile A scaly animal that lays eggs on land
amphibians A slimy like animal that lays eggs in water and sometimes goes on land
fish An organism that has scaly skin and lays eggs in water breaths with gills in the water and turns the water into oxygen
electric charge A basic property of the tiny particles that make up matter; it can be positive or negotiate
static electricity The buildup of electric charges in one place
electric current A flow of electric charge
electric circuit A continuous pathway that can carry an electric current
series circuit An electric circuit with only one path that current can flow
parallel circuit An electric circuit with two or more paths that current can follow
resistance The measure of how much a material opposes the flow of electric current
short circuit A flaw in a circuit that enables current to flow where it is not wanted
conductor A material trough which heat or electricity flows easily
insulator A material that slows the flow of heat or electricity
electromagnet A device made up of a current carrying wire coil around an iron core
physical change A change in which a substance remains the same substance
mixture A combination of two or more different substance
physical property A trait such as color, shape, or hardness that describes substance by itself
chemical property A property that involves the ability of a substance to react with other materials to form a new substances
chemical change A change in which a substance or two becomes a new substance two
compound A substance made up of two or more different elements
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