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5th Grade Heredity Science

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Behavior
the way which an organism responds or acts
environment
the surrondings in which an organism lives
heredity
passing of trait from parent to offspring
inherited
passed from parent to offspring
instinct
behavior that are inherited from the parent organism
learned behavior
actions and behaviors that are learned thrugh trial and error or environment
life cycle
the stage a living organism will go through during its lifetime
offspring
the young of an organism
organism
any living thing can carry out its life on its own
parent organism
a producer of offspring
population
the number of a kind of organism in one area
specialized structures
body parts
species
a central group of plants or animals that can only reproduce among themselves
survival
the continuing of life
trait
a characteristic that determiens how an organism looks acts or functions
variations
differences in the appearance of an inherited trait among the members of a species
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid - the hereditary material in living organisms