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Science Vocabulary List 4

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hibernate
to go to sleep for the winter, living on stored fat. Bears are known for hibernating all winter
migrate
to move from one place to another, usually with the change of seasons. Birds are known for migrating south during winter
depend
to rely on, to count on
species
one of the groups in which scientists divide living things according to the characteristics. Cats are one type of species dogs are another
energy
what gives living things strength to live, grow and carry out life processes
source
the beginning of something
adapt
to change to fit the environment in order to survive. Polar bears have adapted to live in the Arctic, they adapted to the cold temperatures
adaptation
a special feature, such as camouflage, heavy fur, or sharp claws that help an organism survive
protect
the keep safe from harm or danger
covering
over something else, used for protection
habitat
the place where a living this is naturally found (its home). A cactus is found in the desert, polar bears are found in the Arctic
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