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Seitz Living Systems

Living Systems ?

A __________________ or _________________adaptation allows an organism to stay alive. structural/ physical
Name several physical adaptations. Body color, body covering, beak type, claw type.
Name two ways animals use body color. For camouflage and to attract a mate.
Body covering is used to __________ an animal from its environment. Protect
Claws and beaks are physical adaptations to help animals get _______________. Food
What do behavioral adaptations do for living things? Gives them activities or actions to fulfill their basic needs of water, food, shelter, and protection.
What is a food chain? How energy moves from one living thing to another.
What is the beginning of all food chains? The sun.
What is a producer? Plants because they use sunlight to make their own food.
What is a consumer? A living thing that must eat other living things to live.
What is a decomposer? A living thing that only eats or consumes dead plant and animal material
What is a food web? Two or more food chains joined together.
What is a niche? The place a living thing has in the food chain or web. What it eats and what eats it.
What is habitat? The place where a living thing lives. This is the place where it gets food, water, shelter and space
What is an ecosystem? Plants and animals interacting with each other and their surrounding.
How do people negatively affect ecosystems? By removing habitat and polluting
How can people positively affect ecosystems? By not polluting and by protecting areas for animals.
Created by: Seitz