Water Rocks Vocabulary


Adaptation ›

A characteristic that enables a living thing to survive in its environment.


Biome ›

One of Earth's large ecosystems, with its own kind of climate, soil, plants, and animals.


Community ›

All the populations living in an area.


Ecology ›

The study of how living things and their environment interact.

Ecosystem ›

All the living/non-living things in an area and their interactions with each other.

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Food Chain ›

The path of the energy in food from one organism to another.


Fossil ›

Any remains or imprint of living things of the past.


Geology ›

Study of the Earth.


Habitat ›

The area in which an organism lives.


Herbivore ›

An animal that eats plants, algae, and other producers.

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Igneous Rock ›

A rock form when magma cools down and hardens.

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Metamorphic Rock ›

Rocks changed by high temperatures and great pressure.


Mutualism ›

A relationship between two kinds of organisms that benefits both.


Niche ›

The role an organism has in its ecosystem.


Omnivore ›

Feeds on plants and animals.


Predator ›

A living thing that hunts other living things for food.


Rodent ›

A small gnawing mammal.

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Sedimentary Rock ›

Rocks created by smaller pieces of rock buried and pressed together.


Species ›

A class of individuals with common attributes.

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Water Cycle ›

The continuous movement of water between Earth's surface and the air, changing from liquid to gas to liquid.


Composition ›

Describes everything that is part of an ecosystem.


Biotic ›

Something that is living or was once alive.


Abiotic ›

Everything that is not living.


Vermicomposting ›

Another name for worm composting.


Landfill ›

A facility operated by a city or county government that is designed to help us dispose of different types of waste.


Dump ›

A random spot where people go to leave objects that they do not want.

Evaporation ›

The drying up or rising of water vapor into the Earth's atmosphere.

Condensation ›

When water vapor in the air gets cold and turns back into a liquid.

Precipitation ›

The water that has been collected in the atmosphere until there is so much, it falls back to Earth again.

Succession ›

Changes that occur in an ecosystem over a long period of time.

Bat ›

A nocturnal animal which is the only mammal with wings.

Bison ›

Animals that provided many necessities of life for the Native Americans, such as meat, hides for shelter, clothing, and even tools, and ornamentation from the bones.

Black Bear ›

An omnivore who hibernates in the winter and breeds during the summer.

Bobcat ›

A predator identified by its classic bobbed-tail, tufted ears, and long legs.

Frog ›

An amphibian with smooth skin and long limbs for jumping.

Jaguar ›

A member of the cat family whose prey consists of small mammals and deer.

Population ›

All the members of one species in an area.

Rattlesnake ›

A reptile that helps keep the rodent population under control.

Shovelnose Sturgeon ›

A well-known producer of caviar and can grow to be North America's largest freshwater fish.

Toad ›

An amphibian with warty skin and short limbs.

White Pelican ›

A cooperative hunter who floats quietly along, paddling with its large webbed feet and scooping up fish in its enormous beak.