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3 Unit 10 Ecosystems

3rd Unit 10 Ecosystems

TermDefinition
environment Everything that surrounds a living thing.
ecosystem All of the living and nonliving things in a place.
habitat The space where a plant or animal lives.
population All of one kind of organism living in the same area.
community All of the populations in an area.
producer A living thing, such as a plant, that can make its own food.
consumer A living thing that cannot make its own food and must eat other living things.
photosynthesis The process in which plants use energy from the sun to change carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen.
food chain A series of organisms that depend on one another for food.
decomposer A living thing that gets energy by breaking down dead organisms and animal wastes.
erosion The process of moving weathered rock and soil from one place to another.
flood A large amount of water that covers normally dry land.
drought A long period of time with very little rain.
weathering The breaking down of rocks on Earth's surface into smaller pieces.
deposition The dropping of sediment.
Created by: mbeisert