AIA vocab 2

AIA vocab 2

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herbivore an organism that only eats plants
carnivore an organism that obtains its food from only other animals
omnivore an organism that on many different kinds of food including both plants and animals
forage to search for something, especially food and supplies
predator an organism that hunts and kills other organism
termite an insect similar to an ant that lives in large colonies and feed on wood causing damage to wooden structures
nectar a sugary liguid produced by plants
pollen small, powdery grains that contains the male sex cells in seed plants
model a way of representing something in the world in order to learn more about it
simulation use of a model to act out real life situations
colony a group of similar organisms living and growing together
larvae the newly hatched form of an insect
receptor cells the cells that receive info from the world and send it to the brain
UV light a kind of light not visible to the human eye
electromagnetic spectrum the range of wave lengths emitted by the sun
visible spectrum the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be seen by the human eye
retina a membrane sensitive to light that lines the back portion of the inside of the eye
rod a type of cell found in the retina and are all sensitive to low levels of light but cannot see colors
cone a type of cell found in the retina and each are either sensitive to red green or blue.
reproduce to produce offspring
pollination the transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma of a flower
fertilize in bio to unite male and female sex cells to form a new organism
mutualism a relation between organisms of two different species in which each member benefits

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