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12345Ecosystem

5th grade science

TermDefinition
ecosystem all living and nonliving things in an area and their interactions
population a group of organisms of one species that live in an area at the same time
community different populations in a certain area
niche a role in an ecosystem, which includes what type of food the organism takes in, how it gets its food, and which of the other species use the organism as food
habitat a place that provides all the things an organism needs to live
predator an animal that hunts and eats another animal for energy
prey an animal that is hunted by another animal for food
producer plants and some other organisms that make their own food for energy
consumer organisms that can’t make their own food, but get their energy from producers or other consumers
pollution any substance that harms or damages the environment
conservation an attempt to protect or preserve an environment from changes that can be harmful to it
organism an individual animal, plant, or single—celled life form
respire making food into energy
biotic all living organisms in an ecosystem
abiotic the name given to non-living organisms
biome large ecosystems with the same climate and organisms
Created by: abrock22