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Growth and Development Vocabulary

Science, Grade 3

Key Vocabulary Terms © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4341 Visit for Online Learning Resources. Adaptation a trait or characteristic that helps a living thing survive in its environment; for example, a turtle’s shell which serves as a defense against predators Caterpillar the larva of a butterfly or moth; it may be hairy or spiny to deter predators Chrysalis the chrysalis, or pupa, is the third stage of a moth or butterfly’s life cycle from which the adult eventually appears egg larva pupa adult Complete Metamorphosis insect development life cycle with four stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult Environment everything around an organism; it is made up of living and nonliving things in an area egg larva adult Incomplete Metamorphosis insect development life cycle with three stages: Egg, Larva, and Adult Inheritance the process by which traits or characteristics pass from parents to offspring through their genes Offspring the young of a plant or animal water glucose oxygen air Photosynthesis a process through which green plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide & water to produce their own food (glucose) & release oxygen embryo seed coat stored food Seed the first stage of a plant’s life cycle; contains the embryo of a plant with a protective coat and stored food Seedling a young plant grown from a seed; the third stage of a plant’s life cycle Tadpole the second stage of a frog’s life cycle; lives in the water, has a tail but no legs, and like a fish, breathes through gills hair color eyebrow shape eye color Trait a feature or characteristic that is passed on from a parent to its offspring Variation a difference in structure or form (in an offspring) from the parent type hard shell thick fur
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