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5th grade Science Chapter 7

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vertebrate
an animal with a backbone
invertebrate
an animal without a backbone
classification
the systematic grouping of organisms by observed similarities
kingdom
the highest category into which all living organisms are grouped
moneran
a single-celled organism having no nucleus
protist
usually a single-celled organism having a nucleus
fungi
an organism that does not produce its own food, including mushrooms, yeast, mold, and mildew
plants
many-celled organisms that make their own food, have cell walls, and have chloroplasts
animals
- many-celled organisms that do not make their own food, have no cell walls, and have no chloroplasts
fish
a cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrate having gills, commonly having fins, and typically having an elongated body covered with scales; gives birth live or by laying eggs
bird
a warm-blooded vertebrate having a body covered with feathers, four limbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, no teeth; gives birth by laying eggs
amphibian
a cold-blooded vertebrate, typically begins life in water, breathes by gills, metamorphosizes into an adult, lives on land as an adult, breathes through lungs; gives birth by laying eggs
reptile
a cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrate, having an external covering of scales and breathing by lungs
mammal
a warm-blooded vertebrate, having hair, most are live-birth, nourished with milk, and breathing through lungs
vascular
plants having tubes through which they get their nourishment
non-vascular
plants having no tubes
seedless
plants without see
non-seedless
plants with seeds
classify
group according to characteristics
protozoa
one-celled microbes with a nucleus