Flashcards in Test 9 Deck (52):
This bird can dive through the air at speeds of 220 mph or more.
This bird is the largest in the world.
This bird is the South American relative of the ostrich.
This bird is the only one that can fly backward.
This bird encloses itself in its nest with a mud wall.
All fish are warm-blooded or cold-blooded.
The breathing organs of the fish
The structure that helps the fish to stay at one level in the water without sinking
For protection, most fish have a coat of hard, rounded disks called ??
The lamprey is an example of what kind of fish?
a shark has a tough, flexible skeleton made of what?
Most of the fish in the world are ___ fish.
The fish that has both of its eyes on one side of its head is the ___.
The process in which a snake loses its outer skin is
The fastest snake
African black mamba
The organ called Jacobson's organ helps the snake's sense of
The tiniest snake in the world
The poison produced by some snakes
The largest poisonous snake in the world
The lizard that can squirt a stream of blood from its eyes
The lizard is more at home in water than on land
The only lizards in the world that use poison to stun their prey
gila monster and beaded lizard
The lizard that can change its color to match its surroundings
Many lizards escape danger by
shedding their tails
The upper section of the turtle's shell
The round, tough layers of skin covering the turtle's shell
Most turtles are ___
One of the only reptiles that guards its eggs until they hatch
The crocodilians that live only in the southeastern United States and along China's Yangtze River
Be able to identify the following three main types of clouds through a picture.
Amphibians protect themselves by secreting a mildly poisonous ___.
Baby frogs and toads are called
The process in which an animal changes form as it grows older
The largest salamander
Japanese giant salamander
Young amphibians breathe with ___ until they develop lungs.
The basic cause of all weather
How many major wind systems are there
The amount of water vapor that the air can hold at a given temperature is called the ___ of the air.
Different seasons are caused by ___.
the tilt of the earth's axis
Dew and frost are caused by ___.
A small piece of ice that is tossed up and down inside a cloud, becomes coated with several layers of ice, and finally falls to earth is called ___.
Be able to label the parts of the sun on a diagram.
List the eight planets in order from the sun out.
slightly larger than our moon; closest planet to the sun
"Earth's twin"; brightest planet in the sky; surrounded by highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid
only planet with a bountiful supply of water; only planet suitable for living things
the "red planet"; Viking spacecraft landed here
largest planet; huge, powerful thunderstorms occur in its atmosphere; Great Red Spot swirls in its atmosphere
has a moon larger than Mercury; has seven bands made up of ice particles and rocks; second largest planet
first planet discovered in modern times; discovered by Sir William Herschel; tipped over on its side
appears royal blue; has the strongest winds measured anywhere in the solar system