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