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Vocabulary

Trait
A characteristic which is passed from parent to offspring.
Inherit
To receive traits from parent organisms.
Offspring
The child of parent organisms.
Organism
A single life form such as a plant or animal.
Species
A group of living organisms which are capable of creating offspring.
Diversity
The differences in a species which protects a species from harm.

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
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Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage