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Scientific Vocabulary
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science  study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.   
fair test   a controlled investigation used to answer a question in a scientific way.   
invertebrates   animals who don't have a bony skeleton  insects, spiders, crabs 
vertebrates   animals with backbones / skeletons  amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles. 
ominivores   are animals who eat a mixture of plants and meat  foxes, hedgehogs, badgers 
carnivores   are animals who eat mainly meat and hunt their prey.  cats, otters, tawny owl 
herbivores   are animals whose diet mostly consists of plants.  Rabbits, deer, horses, sheep 


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