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circulatory system
the organ system that moves through the body
respiratory system
the organ sysstem that brings oxygen to body cells and removes waste gas
excretory system
the organ system that removes liquid waste
digestive system
the organ system that breaks down food for fuel
skeleton system
the organ system made up of bones
muscular system
the organ system made up of muscles that move bones
nervous system
the organ system that controls all other body systems
metamorphosis
is a process of changes during certain animals'development
life cycle
the stages of an animal's growth and change
life span
how long an animal can be expected to live
asexual reproduction
produces offspring with only one parent
ual reproduction
produces offspring with two parents
heredity
the passing of traits from parent to offspring
camouflage
blending with surroundings
adaptation
a trait that helps an organism survive
mimicry
when one organism imitates the traits of another
inherited behavior
a behavior that is inborn, not learned
instinct
a pattern of behavior
learned behavior
behavior that is not inborn
static electricity
a buildup of electrical charge
discharge
when a buildup of electrical charge empties into something
conductor
a material through which electricity flows easily
insulator
a material through which electricity does not flow
circuit
a complete path that electricity can move through
current electricity
a moving electrical charge
closed circuit
a complete circuit
open circuit
an imcomplete circuit
resistor
a material through which electricity has difficulty flowing
short circuit
when too much current flows through a conductor
switch
a device that can open or close a circuit
series circuit
a circuit in which the current must flow through one bulb in order to flow through the other
parallel circuit
a circuit in which each bulb is connected to the cell separately
fuse
a device that keeps too much electric current from flowing through wires
circuit breaker
a switch that protects circuits from dangerously high currents
pole
one of two ends of a magnet; where a magnet's pull is strongest
magnetic field
a region of magnetic force around a magnet
electromagnet
a temporary magnet created when current flows through wire wrapped in coils around an iron bar