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Ecosystems

Ecosystems study for test

TermDefinition
Ecosystem All the living and non-living things in an area interacting with each other
Adaptation Characteristics that help an organism survive in it's environment
Producer They use the sun to make their own food
Consumer It's any animal that eats other animals or plants
Prey Is the hunted
Predator is a living thing that hunts other living things for food
Carnivore Is an animal that eats other animals
Omnivore Is an animal that's eats plants or/and other animals
Abiotic All the non-living things in an Ecosystem
Herbivore They only eat producers/plants
Chlorophyll The chemical in the leaf cells that make plant leafs green
Raptor A bird of prey
Habitat The area in which an organism lives
Decompser Is any of the fungi or bacteria that break down dead plants and animals into useful things like minerals to enrich the soil
Camouflage An animals use of it's appearance to protect itself against predators
Mimicry An animals use of it's appearance to look like a different,unpleasant animal as protection against predators
Migration To move from one place to another to increase survival changes
Instinct Natural behaviors of an animal
Physical Adaptation When an animal changes it looks to adapt
Photosynthesis The food- making process in plants
Behavioral Adaptations When an animal changes the way it acts to adapt to it's environment
Scavenger They eat animals but don't hunt it, they feed off the remains of the dead
Food Chain It is the path energy takes from energy, producers, to consumers, to decomposers
Food Web It is the overlapping food chains
Energy Plants get this from the sun/All animals need this to survive
Energy Pyramid It shows there is less food at the top than at the bottom/The direction which energy flows in
Biotic All the living things in the Ecosystem