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Nature Words connected with
 
At home equally on land or in water

amphibious

Living or going in flocks or herds

gregarious


The dormant condition in which plants and animals pass the winter

hibernation

(Trees) which lose the leaves annually

deciduous

A cud chewing animal, e.g. the cow

ruminant

A gnawing animal, e.g. the rat

rodent

A four-footed animal

quadruped


Animals which carry their young in a pouch,e.g. kangaroo

marsupials

Soil composed largely of decayed vegetable matter

humus

Soil washed down and carried away by rivers

alluvium

A preparation for killing insects

insecticide

A plant or animal growing on another

parasite

Lasting for a single year or season

annual

Lasting for two years

biennial

Living for many years

perennial


That part of the seed which develops into the plant

embryo, germ

The part of the embryo which forms the root

radicle

The part of the embryo which forms the stem

plumule

The process by which the baby plant begins to grow

germination

The process by which plants give off excess water through their leaves

transpiration

The process by which plants manufacture food

assimilation

The process by means of which plants and animals breathe

respiration

The process by which plants take up mineral salts in solution through their roots

absorption

Tiny openings on the under surface of leaves through which the plant breathes

stomata

A slimy substance between the wood and bark of a stem

cambium

The green colouring matter in the leaves of plants

chlorophyll

Two leaf-like appendages at the base of some leaves

stipules

A spiral shoot of a plant which winds itself round another body for support

tendrils

The process by which polen dust is transferred from the stamen to the pistil

pollination

The entrance of the pollen grains into the ovules in the ovary

fertilization

An instrument for making holes in the soil for seeds or seedlings

dibble

One who studies plant and animal life

naturalist

The parts of an animal killed for food which are unfit for use

offal

Rock taken from the earth from which metal is extracted

ore

The track of a wild animal

spoor

The meat of deer

venison

The flesh of sheep

mutton

A cluster of flowers on a branch

inflorescence

The seed-leaves of the embryo

cotyledon

Plants with one seed leaf, e.g. corn

mono-cotyledonous

Plants with two seed leaves, e.g. lime

di- cotyledonous

A thick underground stem

rhizome

Animals with backbone

vertebrates

Animals without backbone

invertebrates

The inside of a nut

kernel

The central or innermost part of a fruit

core

The animals peculiar to a certain region

fauna

The plants and vegetation peculiar to a certain region

flora

The last stage through which an insect passes before it becomes a perfect insect

chrysalis

Absence of rain for a long time

drought

To supply land with water by artificial means

irrigate

The feelers of an insect

antennae

The dead skin cast oil by a snake

slough

 
Nature Words alphabetical
 
The process by which plants take up mineral salts in solution through their roots

absorption

Soil washed down and carried away by rivers

alluvium

At home equally on land or in water

amphibious

Lasting for a single year or season

annual

The feelers of an insect

antennae

The process by which plants manufacture food

assimilation

Lasting for two years

biennial

A slimy substance between the wood and bark of a stem

cambium

The green colouring matter in the leaves of plants

chlorophyll

The last stage through which an insect passes before it becomes a perfect insect

chrysalis

The central or innermost part of a fruit

core

The seed-leaves of the embryo

cotyledon

(Trees) which lose the leaves annually

deciduous

Plants with two seed leaves, e.g. lime

di- cotyledonous

An instrument for making holes in the soil for seeds or seedlings

dibble

Absence of rain for a long time

drought

That part of the seed which develops into the plant

embryo, germ

The animals peculiar to a certain region

fauna

The entrance of the pollen grains into the ovules in the ovary

fertilization

The plants and vegetation peculiar to a certain region

flora

The process by which the baby plant begins to grow

germination

Living or going in flocks or herds

gregarious


The dormant condition in which plants and animals pass the winter

hibernation

Soil composed largely of decayed vegetable matter

humus

A cluster of flowers on a branch

inflorescence

A preparation for killing insects

insecticide

Animals without backbone

invertebrates

To supply land with water by artificial means

irrigate

The inside of a nut

kernel

Animals which carry their young in a pouch,e.g. kangaroo

marsupials

Plants with one seed leaf, e.g. corn

mono-cotyledonous

The flesh of sheep

mutton

One who studies plant and animal life

naturalist

The parts of an animal killed for food which are unfit for use

offal

Rock taken from the earth from which metal is extracted

ore

A plant or animal growing on another

parasite

Living for many years

perennial


The part of the embryo which forms the stem

plumule

The process by which polen dust is transferred from the stamen to the pistil

pollination

A four-footed animal

quadruped


The part of the embryo which forms the root

radicle

The process by means of which plants and animals breathe

respiration

A thick underground stem

rhizome

A gnawing animal, e.g. the rat

rodent

A cud chewing animal, e.g. the cow

ruminant

The dead skin cast oil by a snake

slough

The track of a wild animal

spoor

Two leaf-like appendages at the base of some leaves

stipules

Tiny openings on the under surface of leaves through which the plant breathes

stomata

A spiral shoot of a plant which winds itself round another body for support

tendrils

The process by which plants give off excess water through their leaves

transpiration

The meat of deer

venison

Animals with backbone

vertebrates

 

 

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During my Digital Media, Multimedia and some AIT or VET courses I got my students to work on The S.T.E.A.M.E.R book of knowledge, especially advanced students that complete tasks ahead of time, this was my fall back lessons for those clever or advanced students, they were asked to pick one of the areas of study and create a cover page, find some interesting facts and put their findings into a chapter of the book The book was 138 pages long at my retirement from teaching.

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STEAMER Stands for

Science, Technology, English, Arts, Mathematics, Enivironment and Religion

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For those students that presented work on English we gathered a lot of useful reference information that became a STUDENT's COMPENDIUM here are some samples of student work

Explanation for Compendium
File Includes
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

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