Science - Chapters 7-9

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cold-blooded

all fish are ...

hornbill

bird that encloses itself in its nest with a mud wall

scutes

round, tough layers of skin covering the turtle's shell

tadpoles

baby frogs and toads

king cobra

largest poisonous snake in the world

sun

basic cause of all weather

Mars

the "red planet"; Viking spacecraft landed here

marine iguana

lizard that is more at home in water than on land

gills

breathing organs of a fish

peregrine falcon

can dive through the air at speeds of 220 mph or more

freshwater turtles

most turtles are...

African black mamba

fastest snake

horned lizard

lizard that can squirt a stream of blood from its eyes

slime

secreted by amphibians to protect themselves

alligators

crocodilians that live only in the southeastern United States and along China's Yangtze River

carapace

upper section of the turtle's shell

Mercury

slightly larger than our moon; closet planet to the sun

three

how many major wind systems do we have?

hailstone

small piece of ice tossed up and down inside a cloud, becomes coated with layers of ice, and finally falls to the earth

Saturn

has 7 bands made up of ice particles & rocks; second largest planet

tilt of the earth's axis

causes different seasons

ostrich

largest bird in the world

molting

process in which a snake looses its outer skin

flounder

fish with both eyes on one side of its head

metamorphosis

process in which an animal changes form as it grows older

venom

poison produced by some snakes

rhea

South American relative of the ostrich

scales

hard, rounded disks on fish for protection

Venus

brightest planet in the sky; Earth's twin

condensation

causes dew and frost

earth

only planet with a bountiful supply of water and suitable for living

relative humidity

amount of water vapor that the air can hold at a given temperature

smell

Jacobson's organ helps the snakes sense of ...

crocodile

reptile that guards its eggs until they hatch

Japanese giant salamander

largest salamander

shedding their tails

how many lizards escape danger

hummingbird

only bird that can fly backwards

swim bladder

helps fish to stay at one level in the water without sinking

Jupiter

largest planet; Great Red Spots swirls in its atmosphere

gills

young amphibians breathe with these until their lungs develop

chameleon

lizard that can change its color to match its surroundings

Uranus

discovered by Sir William Herschel; tipped over on its side

blind snake

tiniest snake in the world

gila monster and beaded lizard

only lizards in the world that use poison to stun their prey

lamprey

example of jawless fish

cartilage

makes up a tough, flexible skeleton of a shark

bony

most fish are ...

Neptune

appears royal blue; has the strongest winds measured anywhere in the solar system

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