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13 terms

Foss Science Test

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environment
Everything (living and nonliving) that surrounds and influences an organism.
environmental factor
Any one part of an environment.
organism
Any living thing.
terrarium
A mini-garden in an enclosed container.
terrestrial
Of, on, or relating to the earth.
germinate
When a seed sprouts, or starts to grow and develop.
controlled experiment
A set of compared investigations in which one variable is manipulated by steps while all other variables are controlled or kept the same.
preferred environment
The set of environmental conditions that an organism appears to choose over other conditions.
range of tolerance
The varying conditions of one environmental factor in which an organism can survive.
optimum conditions
The condition or degree of an environmental factor that is most favorable to growth, where an organism is able to thrive.
viable
Alive and able to grow.
anomaly
An unexpected result, out of the ordinary.
garden
Selected plants that have been organized on a plot of the earth.