studies organisms and their relationships with their surroundings
an area or environment where a plant or animal lives
a structure or behavior that helps an organism survive in its surroundings.
the stages of growth and development that a plant or animal goes through in its lifetime
the change in form that some animals (the ladybug for example) go through during their life cycle.
a STRUCTURE that helps an organism survive in its surroundings (example: ducks webbed feet)
a behavior that helps an organism survive its surroundings (example: learning how to hunt.)
a deep winter sleep in which an animal's body activities slow down and they can live off of stored food.
the long-distance journey from one place to another that some animals make as seasons change.
the shape, color, or pattern of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings.
is when one animal looks like another animal so it can avoid being eaten or catch something to eat.
a behavior an animal inherits from its parents. (It is NOT learned.)
a behavior that an animal develops by observing other animals or by being taught.
an animal that hunts and kills other organisms for food.
the organism that is hunted by a predator.
an animal that eats living organisms, plant or animal.
break down dead plants and animals to make smaller pieces that can be used again by living things.
animals that eat only plants.
animals that eat meat (other animals).
animals that eat both plants and animals.
a group of organisms of the same kind that lives in the same place
all of the populations that live together in the same place.
all the living and nonliving things that interact with each other in an environment.
living or growing on land.
living or growing in, on, or near the water
depending on other living things to survive.