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Adaptations
adjustment to environmental conditions: as a : adjustment of a sense organ to the degree or quality of stimulation b : change in an organism or its parts that fits it better for the conditions of its environment; also : a structure resulting from this change
Amphibians
any organism that is able to live both on land and in water; especially : any of a class of cold-blooded vertebrate animals (as frogs and salamanders) that in many respects are between fishes and reptiles
cell (wall, membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus)
one of the tiny units that are the basic building blocks of living things, that carry on the basic functions of life either alone or in groups, and that include a nucleus and are surrounded by a membrane
condensation
Condensation is crucial to the water cycle because it is responsible for the formation of clouds.
earth's layers
crust, mantle, core
edible (parts of plants)
Fit or safe to be eaten;
endangered
to bring into danger or peril
erosion
the action or process of eroding : the state of being eroded; eroded - to destroy gradually by chemical means : CORRODE b : to wear away by or as if by the action of water, wind, or glacial ice
evaporation
the process of evaporating; evaporate – to pass off or cause to pass off into vapor from a liquid state
2 : to pass off or away : DISAPPEAR
3 : to remove some of the water from (as by heating)
friction
1 a : the rubbing of one thing against another b : the force that resists motion between bodies in contact <the friction of a box sliding along the floor> <lubrication reduces friction>
2 : disagreement between persons or groups
3 : sound produced by the movement of air through a narrow constriction in the mouth or glottis
gravity
a : the quality or state of being dignified and proper b : the quality or state of being important or serious
2 : WEIGHT
3 a : the gravitational attraction of the mass of a heavenly body (as the earth)
for bodies at or near its surface b : a force of attraction between particles or bodies that occurs because of their mass, is stronger as mass is increased, and is weaker as the distance between the objects is increased c :
heredity
the genes and the genetic traits whose expression they control that are passed on from one's parents
2 : the passing on of genes and genetic traits from parent to offspring
lunar
of, relating to, or resembling the moon <lunar craters> <a lunar landscape>
2 : measured by the moon's revolution
mammals
any of a class of warm-blooded vertebrates that include human beings and all other animals that nourish their young with milk produced by mammary glands and have the skin usually more or less covered with hair
mixture/solution
two or more substances that are mixed together but not chemically combined and that may vary in proportion; an act or the process by which a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance is dissolved in a liquid b : a liquid in which something has been dissolved c : the condition of being dissolved
moon phases

(correct sequence)
a particular appearance or state in a repeating series of changes; to do with the moon
parallel circuit
So parallel circuits have more than one path for electricity to follow!
pitch
: resin from various cone-bearing trees
precipitation
the process of precipitating or of forming a precipitate
3 : water or the amount of water that falls to the earth as hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow
renewable / non-renewable
capable or not capable of being replaced by natural ecological cycles or sound management procedures <renewable resources like water, wildlife, forests, and grasslands
reptiles
capable of being replaced by natural ecological cycles or sound management procedures <renewable resources like water, wildlife, forests, and grasslands>
series circuit
A series circuit has all the items arranged in a row, one after the other, so electrons follow one single path.
simple machines
Simple machines are simple tools used to make work easier
solar energy
Energy from the sun
threatened
to be an imminent danger of extinction
thriving
to grow vigorously : do well
traits / characteristics
a quality that sets one person or thing off from another : PECULIARITY; an inherited characteristic