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Unit 9

Ecosystem Interactions

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A community of both living and non-living things in their natural environment. Ecosystem
A part of an ecosystem like a plant or an animal that requires energy to survive and have a basic need to survive. Living Element
A part of an ecosystem that is not living such as sunlight or air (includes oxygen and carbon dioxide), water, rocks, and soil. Non-living Element
A living thing. Organism
An organism that uses sunlight to produce it own food for energy. Producer
An organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms Consumer
An animal that gets energy by eating only other animals. Carnivore
An animal that gets energy by eating only plants Herbivore
An animal that gets energy by eating both plants and animals. Omnivore
An organism that gets energy by eating only dead organisms, non-living materials, or waste. Decomposer
The path of food energy from one organism to another in an ecosystem. Food Chain
A connection of food chains with many food energy paths in an ecosystem. Food Web
An organism that hunts and feeds on another organism. Predator
Active at night. Nocturnal
A process by which animals use oxygen and food to make energy and carbon dioxide. Respiration
The process where plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to produce sugar and release oxygen. Photosynthesis
The movement of carbon on Earth by the processes of respiration and photosynthesis. Carbon Cycle
A gas produced by plants during photosynthesis that animals use for respiration. Oxygen
A gas produced by animals during respiration that plants use to make food, water, and oxygen. Carbon Dioxide
What is needed to do work or cause change. Energy
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