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Adams 5th Life 3

Life Science Vocab

Animals with a backbone Vertebrate
A group of organisms of the same kind that can produce offspring like themselves species
A hard covering that protects an animal's soft body parts inside (Lobster, insects, spiders, scorpions) Exoskeleton
Humans exhale it and plants take it through their leaves for photosynthesis Carbon Dioxide
Animals without a backbone Invertebrate
Helps break down dead and decomposing material. Also converts nitrogen into a form plants can use Bacteria
A trait passed from parent to offspring (eye color, height, hair color, shape of leaves, color of flower petals) Inherited Traits
A baby or a new organsims Offspring
Sleeps or rests through the entire winter to save energy Hibernation
The passing of physical characteristics to offspring Heredity
The wearing away of sediments Weathering
To shed the outer covering Molt
A behavior an animal does without being taught (Migration, hibernation, birds building a nest) Instinct
Specific period of time during life or growth Stage
The carrying of sediments to a new location Erosion
An organism's roles in its environment Niche
A behavior that has to be taught (reading a book, riding a bike) Learned Behavior
The dropping of sediments to a new location Deposition
The first stage of the life cycle Egg
Another word for plant Producer
Egg, larva, pupa, adult Complete Metamorphosis
This is the part of the life cycle where the organism just eats and eats and eats Larva
Animals that continuously feed on growing grasses such as cattle or sheep Grazers
To become or make different Change
Egg. nymph, adult Incomplete Metamorphosis
The organism seems to be resting and new body parts are being formed Pupa
This organism resembles a smaller version of the adult Nymph
Gas that is produced by plants from photosynthesis Oxygen
Process where plants use sun, water and carbon dioxide to produce sugar and release oxygen Photosynthesis
An organism that makes it own food Plants
The place or environment where an organism naturally lives Habitat
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