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Chapter 2 Science

Science Vocabulary for Chapter 2

producer an organism that makes its own food
herbivore a consumer that only eats plpants
carnivore a consumer that only eats meat
omnivore a consumer that eats both plants and meat
consumer an organism that obtains energy from energy from feeding on other organisms
scavenger a carnivore that feeds off on the dead bodies of organisms
decomposer organisms that feed off of dead things and return the nutrients ( to the soil)
food web overlapping food chains
food chain a series of events in which one organism eaats another and obtains energy
energy pyramid shows the amount of energy in that moves from one feeding level to another in a food web
water cycle processes of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation make it up
carbon and oxygen cycle processes by which carbon and oxygen are recycled are linked
nitrogen notrogen moves from the air to the soil, into living things and back into the air
evaporation process by which liquid water changes to water vapor
condensation process by which water vapor changes to liquid water
precipitation process by which water, in any form, (rain snow hail, sleet,) falls from the atmosphere to the earths surface
nitrogen fixation process by which changing free nirtogen into a usable form
Created by: angelstudent