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Vocabulary

Life Cycle
The predictable pattern of changes and phases organisms go through from birth to death.
Tadpole
The organism that hatches from a frog egg; the first phase of a frog’s life cycle.
Froglet
A tadpole with front and back legs that can begin to move like a frog.
Adaptation
A change that occurs in an organism over time to make it better suited to the environment.
Habitat
The natural environment where an organism lives.
Organism
A living thing, like an animal, plant, or insect.
Pin
Connects two or more pieces so that they lay flush with one another.
Standoff
Connects two pieces but leaves a space in between. Each kind of standoff has a different width gap that will be created by its use.
Connector
The parts of the VEX GO Kit that create a right angle connection between two other pieces.

Encouraging Vocabulary Usage

The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.

Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:

  • Throughout all of the activities
  • As they are working in groups
  • As they are reflecting
  • As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
A VEX GO character

Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage