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science words

Biotic living parts of an ecosystem
Abiotic non-living parts of an ecosystem
Producer/autotroph a plant that makes its own food through photosynthesis
Consumer/heterotroph an animal that eats other organisms to get their energy
Decomposer an organism that breaks down dead or decaying organisms and puts nutrients back in the soil
Carnivore an plant or animal that eats meat
Omnivore a plant or animal that eats both plants and meat
Scavenger a carnivore that eats the leftover meat off of dead animals
Food Chain a series of steps showing how matter and energy move in an ecosystem
Food Web a web made up of many connected food chains
Suns role in food it is the source of all living things
chain/web a series of steps showing how matter moves through an ecosystem
Energy pyramid a diagram that compares energy used by producers, primary consumer, and other trophic levels
Symbiosis a relationship between two species in which at least one species benefits
Mutualism a relationship in which both species benefit
Commensalism a relation ship in which one species benefits and one species is neither helped or harmed
Parasitism a relationship in which one species benefits and the other is harmed
Predator/Prey the predator eats the prey
Competition when two or more animals compete for things in an ecosysem
Adaptation a feature that a plant or animal has that helps it survive in its ecosystem
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