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Animal Traits/Life Cycle

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animal
a living thing that must eat plants or other animals for food
adaptation
a body part or behavior that helps a living thing survive
adult
an animal that is all grown up
behavior
something an organism does to get the things it needs to live
organism
a living thing
trait
a characteristic that may be passed from parent to offspring
offspring
child
life cycle
the changes that a living thing goes through during its life
metamorphosis
a series of physical changes through which some animals go
chrysalis
a hard covering around a butterfly pupa
develop
to change, a living things develop as they grow
germinate
to begin sprouting a plant from a seed
offspring
a living thing that is made when a plant or animal reproduces
reproduce
to make more living things of the same kind
life cycle
the pattern from birth to death
trait
a feature that is passed from parent to offspring such as color or size
camouflage
an adaptation that allows an organism to blend in with its surroundings
adaptation
animals and plants have parts that help them survive
habitat
the place where an organism lives and can find everything it needs to survive
environment
is all the living and nonliving things that surround and affect an organism
mimicry
an adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or plant
population
all of the members of a certain kind of plant or animal in an environment
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