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Life Science ML

Life Science Vocabulary

TermDefinition
photosynthesis process of using the energy in sunlight to make food from water and carbon dioxide
prey an animal that a predator eats
consumer an organism that must eat to get its energy
producer an organism that makes its own food- a plant
carnivore a meat eater- secondary consumer
herbivore a plant eater -primary consumer
unique niche the special role each organism plays in its habitat
food web arrow arrows which indicate the energy flow; they point to organism that is taking in the energy
metamorphosis a change in the shape or characteristics of an animal's body as it grows
system a set of interacting parts
life cycle the stages in an organism's life from birth to death
reproduction the process of making more organisms of the same kind
species a group of animals or plants whose members are similar and can breed together to produce young animals or plants
habitat a place in an ecosystem where a population lives
ecosystem all the living and nonliving things that interact with each other in an environment
survival the state of continuing to live or exist
adaptation the structure or behavior that helps an organisms survive in its surroundings
influence the power to affect the way an organism develops or behaves without using direct force
learned behavior a behavior an animal develops by observing other animals or by being taught
inherited traits characteristics that are passed from parent to offspring- blue eys, brown hair
Created by: langfordm