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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