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science vocabulary

science vocabulary Chapter 4

Niche the role of a species in an ecosystem
Habitat the place where a species lives
ecology the study of the relationships among living and nonliving parts of an area
ecosystem all the living and nonliving parts in an area
community all the populations living together in one area
photosynthesis the produces by which plants use sunlight to make sugar from water and carbon dioxide
producer an organism that uses sunlight to make sugar from water and carbon dioxide
consumer an organism that consumes other organisms for food
scavenger an animal that feeds on the bodies of dead organisms
decomposers an organism that helps to break down and decay dead organisms and the wastes of living organisms
energy pyramid a diagram that compares the amount of energy available at each position, or level, in the feeding order
food web a combination of all the food chains in a community
population all the members of one species that live in the same area
food chain a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.
omnivore an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.
herbivore an animal that feeds on plants.
carnivore an animal that feeds on flesh.
Created by: 16azegle