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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