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Ecosystems

5th Grade Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Habitat the specific environment where an organism lives
Ecosystem all the populations of organisms and the nonliving things in an environment, and the interaction among them
Species a group of organisms that produce offspring like themselves
Population all the organisms of the same species that live in the same area at the same time
Community populations of different species that live in the same area at the same time
Biome one of the six major land areas of the world that is home to specific plant and animal population and is defined by its climate
Drought a period of a very little rainfall
Flood an overflow of water onto land that is normally dry
Thrive to grow in a strong and healthy way
Perish to die
Tree Line the place where the trees stop growing because of the climate
Terrarium a type of miniature ecosystem of plants
Niche the role that an organism plays in its habitat
Migration long-distance movement of animals, usually on a seasonal basis
Created by: bureno