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5th Sci.- Life Scien

Life Science vocabulary

to become rotten, to be broken down decay
a response to a stimulus reaction
an adult, or fully grown mature
an inability to exist or survive without each other interdependence
to make more organisms of the same kind reproduce
a behavior that an animal inherits from its parents instinct
to try to outdo another for food, sunlight, water, space, etc. compete
the movement of carbon dioxide and oxygen between organisms and the air. Plants change carbon dioxide into oxygen when they make their own food carbon dioxide- oxygen cycle
a group of parts combined to form a whole that works or moves as a unit system
to change to your environment: to develop physical and behavioral characteristics that allow organisms to survive and have offspring adaptation
the stages of growth and development that an organism goes through in its lifetime life cycle
the transfer of pollen from the stamens to the pistil of a flower pollinated
tunnels that some animals dig for shelter burrow
the stage in the life cycle of some insects when the organisms changes from a larva to an adult (chrysalis) pupa
the shape, color, or pattern of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings camouflage
a molecule that can cause light energy from sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide gas inot sugar and oxygen (usually green colored) chlorophyll
all of the animals of the same species that live in the same place at the same time animal population
a natural place in a particular climate where many plants and animals live (examples: rainforest, tundra, desert, ect.) biome
material made of tiny pieces of rock, minerals, and decayed plant and animal matter soil
a digram that shows the amount of energy that passes on at each level of a food chain energy pyramid
a single living plant, animal, bacteria, or virus organism
specialized functions of the body that involve the action and effect of a stimulus on a sense organ. (sight, taste, touch, hear, and smell) senses
a plant structure that holds a plant in place and takes in water and nutrients from the soil root
a young plant grown from a seed seedling
animals that eat meat, usually have sharp teeth and powerful jaws carnivore
the changes in form that some insects go through during their life cycle (a complete change) metamorphosis
an animal that is hunted, caught, and eaten by another animal prey
an animal that hunts, catches, and eats another animal predator
a structure produced by a plant that contains a tiny undeveloped plant and a supply of food for the plant seed
a characteristic of an organism trait
the role that an organism plays in its environment niche
an animal that eats both plants and animals omnivore
a living thing that eats other living things to survive consumer
an animal that eats only plants or plant products herbivores
an organism that makes its own food (plants) producer
all living things must have food, water, shelter, and space basic need
the part of a plant that holds the leaves up to sunlight and moves water, nutrients and food through the plant stem
the movement of nitrogen betweeen organisms and their sorroundings nitrogen cycle
overlapping food chains with different pathways for the flow of food energy in an ecosystem food web
a characteristic that is passed from a parent to offspring inherited
the process using the energy in sunlight to make food from water and carbon dioxide (how plants make their food) photosynthesis
organisms like funji and some bacteria that break down and digest dead materials and wastes decomposer
the surroundings that an organism lives in environment
the path of food energy from one organism to another in an ecosystem food chain
one organism's looking like another kind of organism in its environment so it can escape predators or catch prey mimicry
nature with plants, animals, microorganims, water, wind, minerals, and more ecosystem
the sprouting of a plant from a seed germination
a behavior that an animal develops by observing other animals or by being taught learned behavior
an environment where an organism lives habitat
Created by: Bentsen