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Vocabulary Activity
Its Alive!
After you finish reading the chapter, try this word search. Fill in the blanks in the
clues below.

______________________ 1. the cause of a change in an organisms environment


that affects the activity of an organism
______________________ 2. molecule made of sugars
______________________ 3. maintenance of a stable internal environment
______________________ 4. passing of traits from one generation to the next
______________________ 5. the sum of all chemical activities that an organism
performs
______________________ 6. molecule made up of subunits called nucleotides
______________________ 7. organism that eats other organisms for food
______________________ 8. organism that breaks down the nutrients of dead
organisms or wastes for food
______________________ 9. molecules that form much of the cell membrane
______________________ 10. organism that can make its own food
______________________ 11. membrane-covered structure that contains all
materials necessary for life
______________________ 12. reproduction in which a single parent produces
offspring that are identical to the parent
______________________ 13. compound that cannot mix with water and that is
used to store energy
______________________ 14. large molecule made up of amino acids
______________________ 15. energy in food is transferred to this molecule
______________________ 16. reproduction in which two parents are necessary to
produce offspring that share characteristics of both
parents

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Vocabulary Activity continued

Now see if you can find 16 vocabulary words in this word search. Terms can be
hidden in the puzzle vertically, horizontally, diagonally, or backward.

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Holt Science and Technology 66 Its Alive!! Or Is It?