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organisms
any living thing
metamorphosis
a chnage in body structure which takes place during the life cycle of the organism
characteristic/trait
a distinguishing feature or quality
inherited traits
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to receive certain characteristics passed down from parent to offspring
migration
to move to another location with the change of season
germination
to begin to develop
generation
the time period in which an organism is born, grows, develops and dies
chlorophyll
a green material in plants that captures energy from sunlight for making food
name 3 science tools and what they are used for
magnifying glass - closely observe objects
ruler - measure growth & compare sizes of things
tweezers -handle small objects
name 3 ways pollen is transferred from plant to plant
wind
water
animals (honeybees)
explain process of photosynthesis
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plants use sunlight, water, carbon dioxide cholrophyll to make food.
takes in:
water - roots
carbon dioxide - leaves
sun's energy absorbed by chlorophyll in leaves
food produced in leaves,then transported to all parts of plant
OXYGEN is given off by plant.
without leaves-plant couldn't make its own food and would die.
name some inherited traits
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eye color, hair color, height, foot size skin color
name some non-inherited traits
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favorite clothes, length of hair, weight, what one likes to eat
characteristics of mammals and examples
have fur/hair
most live on land
use lungs to breathe
warm-blooded
control their body temp.
most have live births
examples: humans,mice,dogs,cats,horses
name the function of the parts of the plant structure
roots - absorb water
stems-carry water/minerals to all parts of plant
leaves - make food
flowers - produce seeds
seed pods/fruit -protect/transport seeds
tell how plants and animals are different
plants make their own food - animals don't.
tell how plants and animals are alike
both living organisms
both grow & develop
both produce new generation of offspring
both need air, water, light
explain why some animals migrate
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it is an animal instinct.
help animal survive.
lets them live in place with a better climate-more food.