Science- Teams Lesson 9am
WALT: Identify the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird?
WALT: How do animals reproduce?
Lifecycle - the process of adults having young which then grow into adults and in turn produce young.
Gestation period - the period of time that a mammal carries her offspring, or babies, inside her body before giving birth.
Mammary glands - a gland in a woman‛s breast or in a female animal that produces milk.
Life expectancy/average life span - the average number of years that a person or animal can expect to live.
Incubate - to sit on eggs so that they will be kept warm and will hatch. Metamorphosis - a major change in form or structure that some animals go through to become adults.
Marsupial - a type of mammal that gives birth to babies before they are fully developed; the babies continue to grow in a pouch on their mother‛s stomach. Hatchling - a newly hatched young bird.
Nestling - a young bird that is living in the nest and is dependent on its parents.
Fledgling - a young bird that is ready to fly the nest.
Migrate - to move from one region or habitat to another, according to the seasons.