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                                           Parents & Offspring : Vocabulary you should know


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Environment   The physical
              surroundings of an
              organism, the
              habitat.


Inherited     A trait passed on
              from the parent

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                   organism to
                   offspring.


Instincts          Inborn behaviors.


Learned Behavior   Learned (not
                   inherited) from
                   repeated reactions
                   in the environment.


Life cycle         The series of events
                   or phases an
                   organism goes
                   through from birth to
                   death, or to the birth
                   of the next
                   generation.


Offspring          The progeny of the
                   parent organism, the
                   children.


Organism           Any living thing


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                  made of cells.


Parent Organism   The parent of the
                  offspring (usually a
                  mom and dad).


Population        All of a species
                  living in a given
                  area.


Specialized       Unique body or cell
Structure         parts that help and
                  organism survive
                  (examples:
                  snowshoe hare’s
                  foot, leaves and
                  petals on a plant,
                  and stinger on a
                  scorpion.)


Species           A group of the same
                  organisms sharing
                  common traits.


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Survival     A species succeeds,
             or lives successfully
             in their environment;
             finding food,
             avoiding predators,
             and raising young.


Traits       Inherited
             characteristics that
             set a species apart
             from other species.


Variations   Slight differences
             among individuals of
             a species.




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