adaptation
an inherited manner of an organism that improves its chance of survival
amphibian
animals that are members of the cold-blooded vertebrates categorized by having aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed by terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage
conservation
management of natural resources; preservation and protection of an environment
constellation
a pattern formed by a set of stars
consumer
an organism that receives energy by devouring other organisms
classification
a category or grouping of organisms based on similarities and differences
endangered
the threat of extinction of a species
extinct
the absence of a certain plant or animal species
fossil
prehistoric remnants or residue of a plant or animal found in a rock or in petrified form
friction
the resistance one object or surface experiences when going against or over another
germinate
the process of sprouting a plant from a seed
habitat
an environment that is home to a specific species
hibernation
a state of rest for an animal during the winter season; a dormant period
instinct
a natural response by an organism to adapting to the environment
invertebrate
any group of animals that do not have a spinal column
mammal
animals that are members of the warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by possessing hair or fur, giving live birth, and the secretion of milk by females to nourish the young
nutrients
an ingredient or substance that provides nourishment
osmosis
the diffusion through a semi-permeable membrane
prism
a transparent material so designed that may disperse a beam of light
propagation
to reproduce through sexual means
protist
a group of unicellular or non-cellular organisms such as bacteria
reclamation
to repair or alter from an undesirable state
reptile
animals that are members of the cold-blooded vertebrates categorized by having dry, scaly skin and laying soft-shelled eggs on land
senses
a specialized function of animals (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) used to engaged surroundings
solution
a liquid mixture in which a minor ingredient (solute) is uniformly distributed within the major ingredient (solvent)
symbiosis
the cohabitation of two unlike organisms who find mutual benefit from living together
vertebrate
any group of animals that have a spinal column