Wildlife Encounters: Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Key Words

Amphibian: an animal with moist skin that spends at least part of its life in water and cannot control its own body temperature.


Biome: different types of ecosystems found in specific places in the world.


Bird: an animal that has feathers and whose front limbs are wings.


Cohabitation: to exist together without hurting or helping each other.


Competition: the struggle between animals of the same or different species for food, water, or a place to live.


Conservation: the protection and management of all parts of an ecosystem.


Ecosystem: all nonliving and living parts of a habitat.


Food Web: the ways animals in an ecosystem interact.


Foraging: looking for food.


Habitat: the place an animal lives.


Mammal: an animal that has fur and feeds its babies with milk.


Natural History: how an animal eats, makes it home, and interacts with other animals.


Nesting Behavior: building a place to raise babies.


Niche: role an animal or plant plays in its ecosystem.


Reptile: an animal that has scaly skin and whose body temperature is the same as the outside temperature.


Species: a group animals or plants that look and act similar, and can make babies together.


 

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