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Chapter 1

photosynthesis the way plants use sunlight to make food
environment everything that surrounds a living thing
food chain the path of energy in the form of food going from one living thing to another
producer any living thing that makes, or produce, its own food
consumer a living thing that eats other living things
decomposer a living thing that breaks down dead plants and animals
herbivore an animal that eats mostly plants
carnivore an animal that eats other animals
omnivore an animal that eats both plants and animals
food web a way of showing how food chains in any place are linked together
compete to try to get the same thing that others need or want
microorganism any kind of living thing that is too small to be seen with just our eyes
bacteria any of the smallest kinds of microorganism
protist a kind of microorganism larger than bacteria
fungus a plantlike living thing that breaks down dead plants and animals
What do plants make? Plants make food
Three parts of a plant Roots, stems, leaves
Animals can make their own food. True or false? False
Animals need energy to live. True of false? True
Name the order of living things. Producer, Consumer, Decomposers
Where do herbivores get their energy? Plants
What job do decomposers have? They pass materials from dead plants to the soil.
How are bacteria and protists alike? They are both microorganisms.