The Life and Times of the Ant<br />Vocabulary Introduction<br />Unit 6, Week 5<br />
solitary- alone <br />A solitary creature lives alone.<br />A solitary house stood on top of the cliff.<br />What is an antonym for solitary?<br />
overcome- to get the better of; to beat<br />I overcome my fear of heights!<br />If you overcome something, you rise above it.<br />Phil worked very hard to overcome his shyness.<br />What are some types of challenges that people might have to overcome?<br />
communication- sharing of feelings, thoughts, or information<br />Communication is an exchange of information.<br />Scientist are interested in dolphin communication.<br />Why might good communication be an important skill of a leader?<br />
nutrients- things needed by people, animals, or plants to live and grow<br />Nutrients are vitamins and minerals needed for life.<br />Nutrients from plants feed fish.<br />What are some of the nutrients you need each day?<br />
territory- any large area of land; region<br />The territory of an animal is the area in which it lives.<br />Buffalo territory almost disappeared when the West was settled.<br /> Why is it important for some animals to have their own territory?<br />
investigates- looks into carefully to find out facts and get information<br />If someone investigates something, he or she finds out about it.<br />A botanist investigates the life of plants.<br />What is a synonym for investigates?<br />
astronomer- a person who studies the sun, stars and planets<br />An astronomer studies the stars.<br />Today’s fine telescopes make it easy to see like an astronomer.<br />What are some activities an astronomer might do ?<br />
prehistoric- belonging to a time before people started writing history<br />People in prehistoric times lived before recorded history.<br />Many prehistoric peoples hunted and collected nuts and berries.<br />What do you know about prehistoric people?<br />
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