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science 560

science flashcards of 9 terms

Food Chain an illustration of how food moves through an ecosystem
Food Web a model more complex than a food chain that describes moves through an ecosystem
Primary Consumer an organism that eats producers
Secondary Consumer an organism that eats herbivores
Tertiary Consumer organism, such as a predator, at the top of the energy pyramid
Nitrifying Bacteria a type of soil bacteria that can change nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form plants can take up through their roots
Nitrogen Cycle the process in which nitrogen moves from the atmosphere to the soil, to living organisms, and back into the atmosphere
Phosphorous Cycle the process through which phosphorous moves from soil to producers and consumers and back to soil
Carbon Cycle the process through which carbon moves between the living and nonliving environment
Created by: andrewtakuma