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habitat

A habitat is the natural place where a plant or an animal lives. For example, a toucan's habitat is the rainforest.


Hadrosaurus

A duck-billed, plant-eating dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period.


haiku

Haiku, a poem,
Five, seven, five syllables.
Life frozen in words.


hail

Balls of ice that fall from clouds are called hail or hailstones.


hair

Hair grows on all mammals.


hairbrush

A hairbrush is used to brush and untangle hair.
1/2
half

When something is divided into two equal parts, each of these two parts is half of the original object.

half moon

A half moon looks like half a circle.

Halloween

Halloween is a spooky holiday celebrated on the last day of October. In the USA, children often dress up and eat a lot of candy for Halloween (often collecting it from the entire neighborhood).


ham

Ham is a type of meat that comes from the top part of a pig's leg.


hamburger

A hamburger is a cooked patty of ground beef, usually served in a bun.


hammer

A hammer is good for pounding nails into wood.


hammock

A hammock is a large net or cloth that is used for sleeping or relaxing; it is hung up by both ends.


hamster

A hamster is a small rodent that some people keep as pets.


hammerhead shark

The hammerhead shark has a head shaped like a hammer.


handle

You hold things by their handle.


hand

We can do amazing things with our hands.


handshake

A handshake is when two people grasp each other's hands, often as a greeting. Two people often shake hands when they meet.


hanger

A clothes hanger is used to hold up an item of clothing in a closet.


happy

People usually smile when they're happy.


happy birthday

If today is your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


hare

Hares have very long hind legs and long ears. Unlike rabbits, the young are born fully haired.


harlequin bug

This small agricultural pest is brightly-colored.

harmonica

A harmonica is a small, bar-shaped musical instrument; you play it by blowing through the holes.

harp

A harp is a musical instrument with many strings.


harp seal

The harp seal is a marine mammal that lives in the North Atlantic and in the Arctic Ocean.


harpy eagle

The harpy eagle is one of the largest eagles in the world. It lives in rainforests of Central America and South America.


hat

Some hats protect you from the sun. Some hats are just for fun!


hatchet

A hatchet is an ax with a short handle.


hatchetfish

Hatchetfish are oddly-shaped fish from South and Central America.


have

If you have something, you are in possession of it or it is a characteristic of yours.


Hawaii

Hawaii is the 50th state of the United States of America. Its capital is Honolulu. Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959.


hawk

The hawk is a bird of prey, a raptor.


haystack

A haystack is a big pile of hay.


head

We all have a head on our shoulders.


healthy

When you are healthy, you are not sick.


heart

The heart is a shape that often symbolizes love.


hear

We hear things with our ears. Our ears give us a sense of hearing.


heart

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body.


hedgehog

A hedgehog is a small mammal with a spiny coat.


heel

The heel is the back part of the foot.


heir

An heir is a person who has inherited or will inherit something of value.


heiress

An heiress is a girl or woman who has inherited or will inherit a lot of money.


helicopter

A helicopter is a flying machine. It is kept in the air by a sideways propeller on top.


helmet

A helmet protects your head.


hemisphere

A hemisphere is half of a sphere.


hen

A hen is a female chicken. Hens lay eggs.


heptagon

A heptagon is a seven-sided figure.
Apatosaurus

herbivore

Herbivores are animals that eat plants. There are more plant-eaters than meat-eaters.


hermit crab

Hermit crabs are invertebrates (lacking a backbone) without a hard shell; they use a discarded shell for protection.


hero

A hero is someone who is admired for great courage, noble character, and performing good deeds, like a firefighter.


heron

A large wading bird with distinctive plumage and a long, sharp bill.


Heterodontosaurus

Heterodontosaurus was a small dinosaur with three types of teeth.
hexaflexagon done

hexaflexagon

A hexaflexagon is a folded geometric figure that can be "flexed" to expose its many sides.


hexagon

A hexagon is a six-sided figure. Beehives have hexagonal cells.

hibernate

Some animals hibernate during winter; they go into a very deep sleep-like state during freezing weather. They awaken only when the weather warms.


hieroglyphics

The ancient Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphics.


hill

A hill is a big mound or raised area of earth. A hill is smaller than a mountain.


hippopotamus

The hippopotamus (also called the hippo) is a large mammal that stays in the water a lot. This animal is nocturnal (most active at night).

hips

Your hips are below your waist and above your legs.


hive

A hive is a home for bees.


hoatzin

(pronounced wat-sin) The hoatzin is a strong-smelling, crested bird from South America that has claws on its wings when it is young.


hobo spider

The hobo spider is an aggressive, poisonous spider.

hoe

A hoe is a garden tool.


hog

A hog is a hoofed mammal that is similar to a pig.


hole

A hole is a hollow place or an opening in something. A hole in the ground is pictured above.


holiday

A holiday is a time to celebrate. Some holidays are St. Patrick's day, Mother's Day, Veteran's Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.


holly

Holly is a tree with pointy leaves and red berries.


home

Home is where you live.
zinnia

homophone

Homophones are words that sound like one another but have different meanings, like flower and flour.


honey

Honey is a sweet substance made by bees.


honey bee

Honey bees are insects that live in a hive and make honey.


honeycomb

Bees make honeycomb to store food and shelter their young.


hoof

A hoof is a hard, protective covering on some animals' feet. Some animals that have hooves are pigs, horses, zebras, and deer.


hook

A hook is curved.


horn

Horns are bony, permanent, hollow that grow in pairs on the head of some animals. Many animals have horns, including antelopes, bulls, sheep, and Triceratops.


horn

Horns are wind instruments. Your lips vibrate when you toot a horn.


hornet

A hornet is a kind of wasp, a flying, stinging insect.


horse

Horses are very fast runners.


horseshoe

A horseshoe is a metal protector for a horse's hoof.


horseshoe crab

The horseshoe crab is a hard-shelled animal that lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor. It is not really a crab; it is more closely related to arachnids (spiders and scorpions).

hose

Water flows through a hose.


hot

Fire is very hot.


hot-air balloon

Hot-air balloons float through the air.


hot dog

A hot dog is a type of cooked meat in the shape of a sausage; it is usually served in a long bun.


hound

Hounds are dogs that were originally bred to hunt animals.


hour

There are 24 hours in a day.


hourglass

An hourglass measures time as sand falls through a thin opening.


hour hand

An hour hand on a clock tells you what hour it is.


house

Some people live in houses.


house fly

The common house fly is a small, flying insect.


howler monkey

The howler monkey is the loudest monkey in the world.


hull

The hull is the main body or frame of a ship.

human being

A human being is a person.


hummingbird

Hummingbirds are tiny birds that drink flower nectar. They can hover in the air and even fly backwards.


humpback whale

Humpbacks are very acrobatic whales that sing beautiful, complex songs.


Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty is a character in nursery rhymes.
100

hundred

One hundred is the number after 99 and before 101.


hungry

When you're hungry, you want to eat some food.


hurricane

A hurricane is a strong storm with high winds and rain. The very center of the storm, called the eye, is calm.


husband

A husband is a married man.


husky

The husky is a hard-working, fast-running sled dog that was originally from Siberia.


hut

A hut is a small, simple shelter.


hydrant

Fire fighters hook a hose up to a fire hydrant to get water.


hyena

Hyenas are meat-eating animals that scavenge and hunt prey.
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hyphen

The hyphen is a punctuation mark used to join or to separate words. Some examples of hyphenated words are: merry-go-round, light-blue, twenty-four, and re-entry.


Hypsilophodon

Hypsilophodon was a small, plant-eating dinosaur.


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