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Chapter 2: 
All About Animals

Science Vocabulary
1. A mammal is an animal with a backbone that usually has hair or fur on its body and feeds milk to its young.  Dog, cats, and horses are some kinds of mammals.


2. A bird is an animal with a backbone that has feathers, two legs, and wings.


3. A fish is an animal with bones that lives in water and has gills.


4. A reptile is an animal with bones that has dry, scaly skin.


5. An amphibian is an animal with bones that lives part of its life on land and part of its life in water.


6. Camouflage is a color or shape that makes an animal hard to see.  Some animals use camouflage to hide themselves from danger.


7. Gills are special body parts that get oxygen from water.  Fish have gills.


8. An insect is an animal without bones that has three body parts and six legs.



Chapter 1:  
All About Plants

Essential Question:  
How Do Plants Live in their Habitats?

Students will learn about the parts of plants; how seeds are scattered; how plants are grouped; and plant adaptations.

Vocabulary:  nutrients     flower
                     roots          environment
                     stem          adapted
                     leaves        prairie
                            

Science Vocabulary
Chapter One:  All About Plants


1. Nutrients are materials that living things need to live and grow.  Many plants get nutrients from soil and water.

2. Roots are the parts of a plant that hold the plant in place and that take in water and nutrients from the soil.

3.  A stem is the part of a plant that holds it up and that carries water and nutrients to the leaves.

4.  Leaves are parts of a plant that use sunlight, air, nutrients, and water to make food for the plant.

5. The flower is the part of the plant that makes seeds.

6. The environment is all the things that surround a living thing.  A cactus is a plant that grows in a desert.

7.  Adapt means to change.  Living things have adapted or changed to live in their environment.

8.  A prairie is flat land covered with grasses and having few trees.