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Animal Tracks-What do they Reveal?

Vocabulary

Behavior
The observable actions of an animal.
Community
A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
Data
Collected information which can be quantitative (numerical) or qualitative (descriptive). Factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
Field Guide
Reference book that contains illustrations of flora or fauna, maps of their natural habitats, and descriptions of their characteristics and behaviors. Some field guides may focus on specific animal-related artifacts, such as animal tracks, bird eggs, and so on.
Habitat
A place providing appropriate living conditions for an organism, species, or community.
Hypothesize
Develop a tentative explanation for a set of observations or relationships, testable through additional observations or experiments.
Population
All the individuals of one species that occupy the same given area at the same time.
Prediction
A description of what one thinks will take place in the future, based on previous knowledge.
Species
A group of similar organisms that can reproduce amongst themselves, with viable offspring.
Stride
The distance traveled in a step. Stride length is measured from one heel to another heel of an animal’s feet. This distance varies depending on the animal’s size, species, and speed.
Survey
To collect detailed information for a study of a particular subject.