Life Cycle List

Question Answer
Complete Metamorphosis The type of metamorphosis with 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Direct Development When in an organism only changes is size and sometimes color from egg to adult; no metamorphosis occurs. (Stages: embryo/birth/hatching, growth, adult)
Incomplete Metamorphosis The type of metamorphosis with 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult
Metamorphosis The change in the shape and form some organisms go through during their life cycles
Inherited Trait Features (both structural and behavioral) that are passed from parent to offspring through genes ; example: eye color, knowing how to breathe, height
Instinct A behavioral trait that is inherited from parent to offspring; instincts are not taught ; example: pulling hand away from a hot object
Learned Behavior Actions that are learned as an organism interacts with the environment ;example: walking, talking, hunting