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science unit e vocab

science unit e vocvab

Producer An organism that makes its own food through photosynthesis
Consumer An organism that eats other living things for energy
Ecology The study of the relationship between living organisms and the physical environment
Cellular Respiration The process of breaking down sugar in a cell to release energy
Decomposer Organisms that eat dead organisms and waste, and recycle them back into the environment
Food Web A diagram showing all feeding relationships in an ecosystem
Food Chain A diagram showing one particular example of feeding relationships in an ecosystem
Trophic Level A feeding level in a food chain
Organism A living thing
Prey An animal that is hunted for food
Predator An animal that hunts and eats another animal
Fluctuate To rise and fall
Population A group of individuals of one species living in an area
Energy Pyramid A diagram that shows the available energy at each feeding level in an ecosystem
Carrying Caapacity The largest population an ecosystem can support over time
Limiting Factor An environmental factor that prevents a population from increasing
Symbiosis A close relationship between species where at least one organism benefits
Mutualism A symbiotic relationship in which both organisms benefit
Commensalism A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and one is unaffected
parasitism A symbiotic relationship in which one organism benefits and the other is harmed
Parasite The organism in parasitism that benefits
Host The organism in parasitism that is harmed
Created by: amoore25