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? Makes their own food. (grass). producers
? Eats producers. (deer) consumers
? Makes waste reusable. (mushroom) decomposers
? Organisms of the same kind that reproduce fertile off-spring. species
? Community of organisms in an abiotic (non-living) environment. ecosystems
? Balance or ability to maintain balance. equilibrium/homeostatis
? Slow process of ecosystems change and development over time. ecological succession
? Genetic material for passing on traits found in the nucleus of the cell. DNA
? Messaging system used by the body to maintain homeostatis. feedback mechanisms
? Distinguishing features passed on to offspring. traits/characteristics
? Characteristics of a substance that can be observed or measured without changing the composition. physical properties
? Characteristics that are passed from parent to offspring through genes. ihherited
? Substances made of two or more elements. compounds
? Describes the way a substance reacts with other substances to form a NEW substance with different properties. chemical properties
? A simple machine with a bar able to move about a fixed point (fulcrum). lever
? A simple machine able to change the direction or amount of a force. pulley
? Causes change in speed or direction. unbalanced forces
? Distance between any two similar points along a wave. wavelength
The maximum distance of a wave as measured from the crest to rest position. amplitude
? Number of waves that pass a single point in a given amount of time. frequency
? Chemical reaction releasing heat energy. Feels warm. exothermic
? Chemical reaction absorbing (taking-in) heat energy. (Feels cool.) endothermic
? Process by which water, ice, wind, and heat act to break down rocks. weathering
The act of depositing and layering down of matter by a natural process. deposition
? Heat energy such as sun sending heat to Earth. thermal energy
? Energy of an object due motion (kinetic) or position (potential) of the object. mechanical energy
? Energy released from chemical reactions. chemical energy
? Energy at rest. Stored energy. potential energy
? Energy of moving electrons. A primary source of energy used in our homes. electrical energy
? Energy in motion. kinetic energy
? Resources that can be replaced during a person’s life such as trees and water. renewable
? Process removing and transporting material from one place to another by wind, water, ice, and gravity. erosion
? Resource that cannot be replaced once it is used such as fossil fuels - coal, oil, natural gas. nonrenewable
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