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A special trait that helps an organism survive.
Adaptation
A consumer that eats only animals.
Carnivore
The smallest unit of living matter.
Cell
A green substance in plant cells that helps plants make food by trapping the Sun's energy
Chlorophyll
To place things that share properties together in groups.
Classify
To share information
Communicate
The living part of an ecosystem.
Community
Point out similarities
Compare
Communicate, make a model, or predict what is going to happen in a scientific experiment.
Hypothesis
To put or fit together
Construct
Any organism that eats the food producers make
Consumer
Point out differences
Contrast
To make or design
Create
An organism that breaks down wastes and the remains of other organisms
Decomposer
Facts to support or help draw conclusions
Data
A plan, form in the mind
Design
All the surrounding things, conditions, and influences affecting the growth of living things
Environment
To perform a test to support or disprove a hypothesis
Experiment
Said of an organism no longer alive on Earth
Extinct
Anything that shows what is true and what is not: facts, proof
Evidence
The set of steps in which organisms get the food they need to survive.
Food chain
The home of an organism.
Habitat
A consumer that eats only plants
Herbivore
A pattern of behavior that requires no thinking because it is programmed into an animal's brain.
Instinct
Examine closely
Investigate
To form an idea from facts or observations
Infer
The stages of growth and change of an organism's life.
Life cycle
To use one or more of the senses to identify or learn about an object or event
Observe
A consumer that eats both plants and animals
Omnivore
A living thing that carries out five basic life functions on its own
Organism
A part of the air that is needed by most plants and animals to live
Oxygen
A process in plants that uses energy from sunlight to make food from water and carbon dioxide.
Photosynthesis
To state possible results of an event or experiment
Predict
Steps or directions to follow in a scientific experiment
Procedure
An organism, such as a plant, that makes food.
Producer
The making of offspring.
Reproduction
Answers gathers from a scientific experiment.
Results
Used to identify and separate things in an experiment that can be changed or controlled.
Variable