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Brandt Sci 1.4-5

Chapter 1, Lesson 4 & 5

Consumer Any organism that eats the food producers make or eats other consumers
Food Chain A set of steps which organisms get the food they need
Decomposer An organism that breaks down wastes and remains of other organisms
Ecosystem living and nonliving things in an environment and all their interactions
Producer An organism such as a plant that makes food
Food Web A pattern that shows how food chains are related
An ecosystem is made of .... a community, population and habitat
The three types of organisms are.... producers, consumers and decomposers
What is a population of an ecosystem? The number of one living organism in an ecosystem.
A drought changes the ecosystem of a large area of land, turning to a desert. What might happen to the plants because of this change? Only those that need little water will survive
What does a consumer eat? Producers and consumers
Producers are important to the ecosystem because they are a source of energy, hold soil in place and provide shelter.
An herbivore is a consumer that eats only... plants.
A carnivore eats only... animals.
An omnivore is a consumer that eats... plants and animals
Decomposers break down living and dead matter into simple chemicals
A drought is... a long period of time with little or no rain.
Overpopulation is... an ecosystem that has too many of 1 kind of living thing.
Name 2 examples of a producer... lettuce and grass
Name 2 examples of a consumer... humans and birds
Name 2 examples of decomposers... snails and worms
A food chains and food webs are related by the same animal
A disease kills a large population of plants in an ecosystem- what will happen to the other populations? Consumers that eat those plants will die and then consumers that eat those consumers will die.
Name the 3 differences in an ecosystem... soil, sunlight and water
Name 3 types of pollution... water, air and land
Name 2 ways we can fight pollution... shut of lights, reduce and reuse
In a desert ecosystem what are some members of the community? cactus, lizard, wolves, rabbits, woodpecker, owl
Name some habitats in a desert ecosystem sand, rocks, dead cactus, cacti
Created by: kristib2pea