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2ndGrade Science Vocabulary

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flower
plant part that makes seeds or fruit.
seed
plant part that can grow into a new plant.
pollen
sticky powder inside a flower that helps make seeds.
seedling
a young plant.
minerals
bits of rock and soil that help plants and animals grow.
Oxygen
what humans and other animals breathe in order to live.
Life Cycle
shows how a living thing grows, lives, makes more of its own kind, and dies.
trait
The way plants or animals look or act.
mammal
animal with hair or fur that feeds milk to its young.
insect
animal with six legs, antennae, and a hard outer shell.
larva
stage in the life cycle of some animals after they hatch from an egg.
adaptation
body part or way animal acts that helps it stay alive
amphibian
an animal that lives part (usually the first part) of its life in water and another part on land.
camouflage
a way that animals blend into their surroundings.
habitat
a place where plants and animals live.
predator
an animal that hunts other animals for food.
drought
a long period of time with little or no rain.
fossil
what is left of a living thing from the past.
food chain
a model of the order in which living things get the food they need. Most food chains start with the Sun.
prey
Animals that are hunted by predators.
food web
two or more food chains that are connected.
endangered
An animal that is in danger of becoming extinct.
extinct
A term applied to a species of plant or animal that was once living but now is not.
axis
a center line that an object spins around.
orbit
the path Earth takes around the Sun.
phase
the Moon's shape as we see it from Earth.
star
an object in space made of hot, glowing gases.
rotation
the spinning of Earth on its axis