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Diversity of Organisms

TermDefinition
Organism a living thing
Vascular Plant has a system of tubes that carry water and nutrients throughout the plant.
Non vascular Plant Does not have tubes. Usually grow close to the ground or moist places.
Spore a plant cell that grows into another plant cell. Example of asexual reproduction.
Vertebrate An animal that has a back bone
Invertebrate An animal that does not have a back bone
Adaptation Any feature that helps an organism survive in its enviroment
Fossil The remains, trace, or print of an organism that lived in a past age.
Cell Basic unit of life.
Nucleus Control center of a cell
Cell membrane Protect the cell and controls what enters and leaves
Cell Wall Supports the cell; only found in plant cells
Cytoplasm Contains organelles
Chloroplast Uses the sun's energy to make food for the cell; only found in plants.
Organelle a small structure that does a certain job in a cell.
Unicellular An organism made of only one cell.
Multicellular An organism made of two or more cells
Respiratory System Takes in oxygen. Main organ in the lungs
Digestive System Breaks down food. Main organ in the stomach
Circulatory System Carries oxygen, food, and waste throughout the body in the blood. Main organ is the heart.
Skeletal System Gives the body support and protect the organs. Main organ is the bones.
Muscular System Allows the body to move. Main organ is the muscles
Nervous System Controls all the other systems in the body. Main organ is the brain.
Sexual Reproduction Reproduction with two parents. Male and female parts.
Asexual Reproduction Reproduction with only one parent
Budding An example of asexual reproduction. A new plant grows from a "bud" off the parent plant. Ex. Potato
Vegetative Propagation An example of asexual reproduction. A new plant grows from a "runner" of the parent plant. Ex. Strawberry plant
Producer An organism that makes it's own food. Ex. Plants
Consumer An organism that cannot make their own food and must get energy from eating other organisms.
Herbivore An organism that eats only plants
Carnivore An organism that eats only animals
Omnivore An organism that eats both plants and animals
Decomposer An organism that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms
Food Chain A model that shows the flow of energy from one organism
Food Web Several food chains connected
Created by: bdozier