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Animal Kingdom




Spiny Anteaters are one of the few animals that lay eggs. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Watch out for the scorpion's tail! (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Roadrunners hide in the bushes to stay cool. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Gila monster. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Camel in the desert. (Image courtesy of Corel Photography)


Robberfly. (Courtesy Corel Photography)


Short-eared owl
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Bee on flower
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Autotroph
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Heterotroph
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Polar Bear
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Polar Bear
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Jaguar
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Loon
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Seagull
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Kingdom Fungi



Lactarius deliciosus
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Kingdom Plantae



Autumn Leaves
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A rosebush called Heaven
Image courtesy of C. Alexander


A rosebush called Pristine
Image courtesy of C. Alexander

Kingdom Protista


School of Anthias over green algae
Image courtesy of Corel Photography

Monera Kingdom



Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)


Bacteria. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)



Environments



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Organic Molecules



Benzene
Image courtesy of JPL/NASA


Naphthalene
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Phenanthrene
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Pyrene
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Chrysene
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Perylene
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Anthanthrene
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