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Science Chapter 1

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Non-living things Air, Rocks, soil, sunlight, and temperature are all examples of ________________.
Ecosystem made up of living AND non-living things. Ecosystem can be large or small.
Resource Anything in an ecosystem that can meet a need.
Environment The type of environment determines the type of living things that can live in an ecosystem.
How can living things survive? Living things can only survive in an ecosystem where their basic needs are met.
3 basic needs of all living things food, water, and protection
Animals can't make their own food. Animals get their food by eating plants or other animals.
Competition Competition happens when living things are trying to use the same resource.
What do animals use to get food? Speed, claws, and beaks
Is it better for animals to live alone or in groups? Living in groups help animals find food, be better protected, and to care for their young.
Pollution Anything that makes the water, air or land dirty
Camouflage The way some living things BLEND into their environment.
Mimicry Some living things PROTECT themselves by LOOKING LIKE other living things.
Changes animals make in their ecosystem can be helpful or harmful. Changes animals make in their ecosystem can be helpful or harmful.
Adaption a change in a characteristic of a living thing that allows it to survive
migrate when animals move to find food or water. Some animals migrate with the seasons.
Name some ways people change the environment building new things, moving things, littering, causing other kinds of pollution.
How can man prevent some harmful effects of building new things? Planting trees, bushes, wildflowers and building small ponds
Created by: lisatrevino