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An animal that only eats plants is called Herbivore
An animal that only eats meat is called Carnivore
An animal that eats both plants and animals is Omnivore
an organism that eats other living things to get energy Consumer
any organism that makes its own food Producer
all living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place Ecosystem
everything that surrounds and effects a living thing Environment
all the organisms that live in the same ecosystem and interact with each other Community
all the organisms of the same kind that live in an ecosystem Population
an organism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms Decomposer
the path of energy in an ecosystem as one living thing eats another Food Chain
a physical feature or behavior that helps an organismsurvive its habitat Adaptation
The coloring, marking, or other physical apperiance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings Camouflage
an adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant Mimicry
to go into a deep sleep during which an animal usees very little energy and usually does not need to eat Hibernation
when an animal species dies off Extinction
Living things in an ecosystem depend on each other for what 3 basic needs food, protection & shelter
Why are grasshoppers green? to blend in with the grass for protection
if the food supply for a specific animal decreases, what happens to the population of that animal? the population of that animal will also decrease
What happens when plants decay in the soil? They release nutrients back into the soil.
The producers at the start of all food chains are green plants
What happens to dead leaves that fall to the ground in the forest? decomposers will break down the leaves and they will become part of the soil
How do consumers gain energy? they eat producers and consumers
How do producers gain energy? they get it from the sun
Created by: ctabor