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Life Science

Life Science-5th Grade

Cells The basic Building Blocks of Life
Organism A Living Thing
Ameoba A Single-Celled Organism that Changes Shape.
Vacuole The "attic" of a cell
Nucleus The Brain of a Cell
Cell Membrane The "skin" of a Cell
Cytoplasm A Jelly-Like Substance in the Cell
Ecosystem Where Abiotic and Biotic Things Interact
Biotic Factor A Living Thing
Abiotic Factor A non-Living Thing
Food Chain The Direct Line of Energy Between Animals
Food Web It shows how different animals are connected in different paths
Population The number of the same species that live in one area
Microorganisms Organisms that you need a microscope to see
Carnivores Organisms that eat meat
Herbivores Organisms that eat plants
Omnivores Organisms that eat both plants and meat
Predator Something that kills and eats other organisms
Prey Gets eaten by a predator
Decomposer Something that breaks down organisms and turn the to soil by breaking down it for nutrients
Consumers Something that eats something else for food
Producer Something that uses sunlight to make food (Photosynthesis)
Parasites Goes onto a host and might give the host a disease Ex:Mosquito
Host Gives a home to a Parasite
Limiting Factors Factors that are limited and if there are not enough the population will go down
Ocean A big body of salt water
Desert A place where there is a little or no water
Habitat A place where an organism lives
Salt Marshes A grassland that is a land habitat at low tide and water habitat at high tide
Estuary A salt marsh
Forest A large area covered in trees
Grassland A large area covered in grass
Lake A body of fresh water surrounded by land
Niche The role an organism plays in its environment.
Created by: hprox123